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  • 1.  MacBook Air - Win 7 VM

    Posted Oct 19, 2011 04:44 PM

    Can anyone share their experience in running a Win 7 Guest OS on MacBook Air - i7 with 4GB memory?

    I'm concerned about the small available memory, and wondering if BootCamp is a better option.

    I appreciate any feedback - thanks.

  • 2.  RE: MacBook Air - Win 7 VM

    Posted Oct 20, 2011 01:50 PM

    I'm running a Win7 64bit based Fusion 3.1.3 VM on the MBAir. The VM has 1.5 Gigs of Ram and a 32 GB virtual hard disk and that works just fine. I run the VM concurrently with Entourage, Safari, iTunes, and occasionally other programs, and the MBAir is ecrypted with FileVault2. I've yet to run across performance issues - these i5/i7 processors and the SSD hard drive are fantastic. While I do have a BootCamp Partition, the VM doesn't access it.

    I did try Fusion 4 but quickly went back to 3 as I encountered too many issues; I'm waiting with 4 until I find they've been resoved.