MacBook Air without Apple OS?

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

  1. thrain macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013
    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


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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

    Jul 3, 2013
    straight forward and simple. thank you.

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