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Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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DVD or CD Sharing?

Hello,

I am planning on get the new 27" iMac but I honestly dont see the point in buying the external Optical Drive. I read somewhere that I can use another computer that has a Optical Drive to install software onto computers that does not.

I hope I can coz I dont want to buy iWorks again when I still have 4 licenses left.

So um yea can someone tell if it is possible and if it is easier doing it that way.

Oh I have a 2010 Mac Book Pro btw!

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Yes, you can share the Optical on your other Mac and install / rip whatever you wish:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5287


I've used this method many times and it works well....I bought an external superdrive for my MBA...Used it once...
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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Thanks,

Thats the answer I wanted lol. Saves alot of money...more for my iMac haha.

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Thanks,

Thats the answer I wanted lol. Saves alot of money...more for my iMac haha.

Thanks.
No problem....That drive I bought just collects dust...I installed MS Office for Mac with it...That's it...I don't even know if it burns discs as it should.. It will come in handy for my next door neighbour though, as his new imac has no optical drive, and he will be looking to build a music library...I can see it going on long term loan out!
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