Windows 7 install - space & license version request

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tinger, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Tinger macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Hi all. I'm thinking about putting windows on the MBA, and have a couple of questions.

    My needs are very limited for Windows, notably MS Office, Access, MS Project type stuff plus Quicken since there's no good Mac alternative to Quicken.

    I have a 256 SSD, and the MBA is my second machine for travel (and for windows use), so I doubt I will ever fill it up.

    I do not think I will need to run Parallels.


    What W7 license should I get and why? (version, OEM vs. not, etc)

    How much space to allocate for the windows install?

    Finally - is there a good tutorial about doing the install that someone can point me to?

  2. Lyokokrill macrumors newbie


    Aug 9, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    1.) If you're going to get Windows 7, I would recommend Home Premium edition since it's the most basic and does everything you need it to.

    2.) Around 50-20GBs in my opinion. It's really up to you.

    3.) Boot-camp really does it all for you, but if you need a tutorial:

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