Windows 7 Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BigMacUBC, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. BigMacUBC macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I was wondering if any has installed windows 7 on their macbook air 2010 yet? I have the 13' base model with 2gb and am a little hesitant on installing it. Can anyone share their experiences please.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tmoerel macrumors 6502

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    I installed it on a 13" ultimate and it works perfectly. 2Gb should be more than enough.
    At work we are running windows 7 on some ancient PC's with 512Mb of RAM.
     
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    I ran Windows 7 on a computer that had 1GB of RAM for a while and it ran fine.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Just note that:

    • 2 GB RAM is the system requirement for 64 bit editions, 1 GB for 32 bit.
    • You really get no advantage from running 64 bit on a system with < 4GB of RAM
    • With only 2 GB, you would have less RAM for apps under a 64 bit OS than a 32 bit one.

    Which is just a long way of saying: stick with a 32 bit edition of W7 and you'll be fine.

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  5. nivekr11 macrumors regular

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    I work in IT and I run Windows 7 Ultimate with 1 gig of Ram in VMware Fusion with no issues.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    You work in IT, but don't specify if you are running the 32 bit or 64 bit edition?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/system-requirements

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