VM Fusion

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Alien74, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Alien74 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2012
    Can anyone post how reliable the MacBook Air 11" is with VM Fusion/BT5R1/Windows7? How does it perform? Also, is there another way to download windows 7 wothout the external drive?

    11-inch : 64GB
    1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    2GB memory
    64GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
  2. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    You can download an ISO of the Windows 7 install and mount it using VM Ware fusion to initialize the install.

    Not sure if you've purchase VM Ware fusion yet, but a free alternative that works well is: https://www.virtualbox.org/
  3. jj48 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    I second the use of virtual box. It's a great bit of free software and I've got it working perfectly on a 2011 MBA.
  4. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    Havent used VBox on my MBA just yet.

    But i do second it's use if you can. We at work have completely moved away from using VMWare towards VBox. not only is it free, but there are a lot of very good options with few limitations.

    And free
  5. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    I use vmware fusion for headless development VM's on late 2010 model (most of them are ubuntu) have not had problems at all, not even when running several at once.

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