6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2011 3:26 AM by Kattinka07
Texas-Hansen Level 1 Level 1
I'm curious to hear from MBA (late 2010) owners regarding their experience running Windows 7 on the MBA. How did the MBA hardware handle it? Responsiveness? How did you install?

Macbook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • hawleyrw Level 3 Level 3
    I have it running in Parallels and it runs great. I've got virtual sessions for Win7 and XP on my MBA
  • Matt53711 Level 1 Level 1
    I have Windows 7 64-Bit installed using Boot Camp. It works great. Everything is very fast and I've had no problems at all.
  • Texas-Hansen Level 1 Level 1
    Is there a way to use the ISO image to create a bootable USB flash drive and install Win 7 that way rather than buying a DVD drive? Did Win 7 have all necessary drivers?
  • Kattinka07 Level 1 Level 1
    Are there any restrictions with the Combination of MBA and windows 7 . Anything which you have to know will NOT work?
    Thanks for your help.
  • slyguy_28 Level 2 Level 2
    There are dozens of video tutorials on YouTube. Some quite descriptive and provide instructions step by step...
  • Kattinka07 Level 1 Level 1
    I am a lot further after watching some videos on YouTube. Thanks for the hint.
    But there are still some open questions which I could not fins an answer to.
    For example if I can access my files from both of the operate systems.
    When I run Windows do I have access f..e. to the photos on the Mac Partition? If this is not possible is there a solution of making a common partiion for files which are used on both systems?

    For me it's an attempt using the Mac OS. Without the background of my Windows system I wouldn't try it.
    There are too many programs I have to use which are not Mac compatible. But I am courious finding out about the Mac System as well to know what people talking about. With this having both systems on my machine I would be able to learn to know Mac without being without Windows.

    I think I will definatley wait until the new MacBooks are coming out with stronger processors as I think for a dual system I can't have enough ower.
    Thanks for your help.