Slimmed down windows on mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Xgm541, May 24, 2011.

  1. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    #1
    I posted this in the MBA forum without reply so I'm bringing it here.

    I have the MBA 11 inch with only 64GB of space. I was thinking of using my windows 7 DVD on my windows laptop to "slim it down", taking out unnecessary components as to save space.

    has anyone done this?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    #2
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    There are a few guides about on how to do this. Used to do this with xp with great effect
     
  3. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    #3
    This is my first mac, therefore I dont know much about bootcamp. Does the MBA 2010 model support XP? I thought it was only windows 7. If anyone has a link to a guide that worked recently for them, that'd be great. Thank you!
     
  4. Quad5Ny, May 24, 2011
    Last edited: May 24, 2011

    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Quad5Ny

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Location:
    New York, USA
    #4
    You only need a 20GB Boot Camp partition for Windows 7 if you; Shrink the Pagefile, Disable Hibernation & Disable System Restore.
    Also keep in mind that 32-bit Windows 7 versions use less Hard Drive space than 64-bit ones (7GB vs 10GB).



    On a MacBook Air with 2GB of RAM; You could create a 20GB Windows Partition, Install Windows 7 32-bit, Do all these steps and still have 12.75GB (on the Windows Partition) left for Programs & Personal Files.

    ----------------

    In addition to all of this, there is Windows Thin PC (that uses even less space; only about 3GB vs 7-10GB!!!), its in the RC (Release Candidate) stage right now. You can download a 180 day beta tester version by signing up on Microsoft Connect. - https://connect.microsoft.com/site1223
    Windows Thin PC Review/Overview Here - AnandTech - Windows Thin PC: Windows, Slimmed Down

    :p
     

Share This Page