Windows 7 flying on the 11" MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SilentCrs, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. SilentCrs macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to let folks know that Windows absolutely flies on these new machines. I purchased the lowest end 11", got the Mac OS partition down to 9 GB and devoted the rest to Windows 7. Excellent performance. 6.9 score on the SSD, 4.2 overall (due to the processor). I've been able to throw Starcraft 2 on it and get very good results. I'm very impressed.
     
  2. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    That's good to know

    These already seemed like they'd make great portable web browsing/productivity machines, and now you can throw gaming into the mix as well
     
  3. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

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    Im assuming the 4.2 is in the graphics. Whats the processor?
     
  4. Bleh5 macrumors regular

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    Anyone know what the minimum partition size for a Win 7 installation is? I'd only use it once in a blue moon, with no specific program in mind. Would 8 GB be too paltry to dedicate to Win 7?
     
  5. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

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    8GB is not really enough.

    8GB is enough for the main install, but its cutting it close and there will not be much room left over. Usually installs are 7-8GB minimum with unmodified Win7 I think.
     
  6. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Stated in the op. 4.2 is the score due to the processor, thus the score of 4.2 as Windows User Experience/Windows Index Experience only scores you based on your "weakest link" numbers.

    OP if you're going to partition for Windows 7 I'd suggest the minimum you'd want is 20GB.
     
  7. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    4.2 is the CPU.
     
  8. jeznav macrumors 6502

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    My 128GB partition will be like this:

    90GB for OSX
    38GB for Win7

    I'm mostly be using Win7 for games and other windows apps.
     

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