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Quick Question About Windows on a Mac

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I know you guys hate macs, so let me start of by saying that I was GIFTED this macbook air. I would never buy one.

 

So, yesterday, I was fed up with OSX, so I installed windows 8 pro on my macbook. What I am wondering is if I can completely delete OSX of the SSD to free up space? If I do, is there any way to re install (I plan on selling in the future)?

 

 

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I don't hate Macs at all. I don't believe you can delete OS X completely though.

 

I want a MacBook Air as a gift :P

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Reformat the drive and install Windows as you would with any other computer, yeah?  You will need a USB DVD drive or a bootable USB flash drive installation for Windows though.

I'm not sure that it would go down that easily, as the bootloader is completely different from anything else.

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I wouldn't. Saves the hassle of having to figure it out later as well. Also, as you said the bootloader is different and that could cause problems when you try to boot up afterwards. You can shrink the OS X partition, so why not do that. Just leave about 1-2GB free, after removing all the programs and things that you won't use on the OS X side. This way you have a barebones OS X installation to boot into just in case.

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I would of Apple support would answer that for you

 

 

Find out for us and report results pls OP

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I'm not sure that it would go down that easily, as the bootloader is completely different from anything else.

i believe once you format it booyloader is gone

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We don't hate Macs or Apple. We hate the people who make poor choices in buying. Electronics are tools with advantages and disadvantages to each product individually. We hate these people for buying them for completely stupid use cases (Facebook machines??? Really!?). If it was a gift or if it was for a certain use case (editing?) we understand it. Just my two cents on the Mac vs Windows debate that had nothing to do with this thread.

 

Formatting it should delete it completely unless they stored a code that causes something like that guy who put a virus or something that remained on the hard drive through formatting and was hidden to the user.

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Formatting it should delete it completely unless they stored a code that causes something like that guy who put a virus or something that remained on the hard drive through formatting and was hidden to the user.

 

Formatting will remove it completely but you might break the bootloader, meaning you can't boot into anything. Not worth it really.

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I would keep OSX on the Mac for backup and precaution. Did you use Bootcamp? If so I hope you allocated as much hard drive space as possible for your Windows installation, that's what I would have done.

 

As others have said, it might break the bootloader itself, so having OSX on there, even in the smallest space possible, would be ideal.

 

Also, what if you ever want to sell, or gift the Mac later on(in a couple years)? You could just wipe the Windows installation and be done with it.

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what you need to do is 
1. Follow this guide to create Mac OS install drive.. (Dont lose this) http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/apple-in-the-enterprise/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-to-install-os-x-mavericks/

2. Download windows bootcamp software

3. Boot OS X installer and delete all partitions and format the drive to FAT32 (To select boot device hold OPTION press power button and wait..)

4. Boot Windows installer and install Windows

5. Install Bootcamp software

6. Enjoy!!

 

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