SSD Partition question/VMWare

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kiteflyer, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. kiteflyer macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2005
    I just got my new 11 inch MacBook Air ultimate. Can I partition the SSD and wait and put windows on the computer later? It seems with bootcamp you need to have a copy on windows 7 on hand. I would like to partition the drive now and perhaps wait for windows 8 but in any case I am reluctant to load photoshop on other software on the computer until I get it partitioned.
    Perhaps, now that I have 8 gigs of ram I could use VMWare, etc instead but I worry about possible compatibility issues or speed if I were to use a windows program like Vegas.

  2. coodem macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    VMWare is like parallels, you don't need to create a real partition, but when you install it. It will ask you to create a virtual partition and you can modify that in the preferences anytime without any difficulty
  3. silverjam macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    I used to use Win on boot camp and switched to parallels. I find it is far more stable and quicker - not slower. I always had trouble with Win 7 and the graphics on a MBA 2011. It is also very easy to back up the parallels file of the Win OS (you can even do it with Time Machine). You also have the super benefit of moving NTFS and HFS+ files interchangeably across systems. You can have a Mac USB drive plugged in one side hooked up to OSX and a WIn Drive in the other side hooked up to Windows and both show up in both OSs. Anyway, that is my preference. I am sure there are many alternate views.


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