Can I use Windows 7 on my Apple MacBook Air?

Ankur Kansagara December 8, 2012
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I have a MacBook Air and now I want to install Windows 7. How can I do that?

  1. Christopher Webb-Orenstein
    December 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I've use Parallels and it's definitely the smoothest way to run both OS side by side.

  2. luis donis
    December 11, 2012 at 7:14 am

    dual-boot es very good

  3. SoftwareDemons
    December 10, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Ofcourse you can with dual boot

  4. Ramón García
    December 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Of course... you can. With bootcamp or software like Parallels

  5. Âdil Farôôq
    December 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

    yes you can use Dual Boot for this

  6. Vishal Srivastava
    December 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Yes you can. There are 2 options to do it. You'll definitely need an Original Windows 7 CD for it.
    1. Virtualisation Software- Virtual Box, VM Ware etc. would allow you to run any OS from within your current OS. I have Windows 7 and use Virtual Box to run Kubuntu and Backtrack GNU/Linux as virtual OS from within 7. You can download the OSx version of Virtual box and use it.
    2. Dual boot- This is more of a permanent commitment on your Mac and I'm not sure if it can be done. Here is the method anyway. Insert your CD in your CD drive. Shut down your Mac. Open it again and enter the boot menu and give the highest priority to CD drive in boot order. If everything is done properly, you'll see Windows loading instead of OSx. Follow onscreen instructions and set a partition of your hard drive for Windows. If everything goes properly, you'll have it windows running.

    • Rahul Prajapati
      December 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

      good information by you i like it.

  7. Iker Adil
    December 8, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Yes you can ! you should try the dual-boot with Boot Camp :)

  8. Giggity Goebbels
    December 8, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Use parallels desktop

  9. Jan Fritsch
    December 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

    You have multiple options:

    1) dual-boot with Boot Camp
    http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

    2) virtualization
    https://www.virtualbox.org/
    http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/
    http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

    3) stand-alone Windows installation
    http://derekhat.com/install-vista-on-a-macbook-without-bootcamp/ (same process for any other Windows 7)

    • Paul Pruitt
      December 9, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Which one did you try? Just curious about number 3).

  10. Sashi Peiris
    December 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Yes buy the windows 7 cd. Then use apple boot camp to dual - boot. Or you can use paralles desktop to run windows side by side with mac.

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