MacBook Air without Apple OS?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thrain, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. thrain macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2011 Macbook Air with Bootcamp & Windows 7. I have no interest in using the Apple OS. Is there a way that I can remove it entirely so that my Windows install can use the entire hard drive? Thanks.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You have two options for performing this; neither one is particularly straightforward: Option #1 is using cloning software to copy the Windows partition to an image on an external drive, then using another computer (depending on whether you used an OS X program or a Windows program to do the clone job) to restore it. Option #2 is simply reinstalling Windows, formatting the whole disk in the process, without Boot Camp's help.

    Beware, though - if Apple releases firmware updates for your Mac, you will be unable to install them.
     
  3. thrain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    straight forward and simple. thank you.
     

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