can i make copies of apple software using windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boi_si, May 6, 2004.

  1. boi_si macrumors newbie

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    im making a copy of mac softwares (cd) and i dont have cd burner for the mac. but i have for ibm running windows os. can i use windows os to make copies of apple softwares and still work as original copy?
     
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    That would be illegal, and even if it would work, I doubt the moderators of this board would want people talking about it. :rolleyes:
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

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    its ok

    You are allowed to make back up copies of software you have, its not illegal, at least I don't think it is. Yeah, you should be able to make copies using windows.
     
  4. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    You should be able to with a Roxio or another program that can make exact copies.
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    I'm sure some Mac CDs are HFS+ rather than ISO so prolly not, unless you do what is called a 1:1 copy (do a search for Alcohol 120%)
     
  6. boi_si thread starter macrumors newbie

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    clone cd?
     
  7. 7on macrumors 601

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    Clone CD would do it too, though hasn't that been discontiuned for quite some time?
     
  8. Jimmy_Hollywood macrumors newbie

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    You cannot make copies in Windows!

    The problem being that Macs and Mac software come on disks that are formatted in HFS and HFS+ formats. The other rare possibility would be UDF (What DVD Movies are formatted). Now, you can install software on your PC called "MacDrive" that lets your PC see HFS formatting. Otherwise it wouldn't see the disk. Then there are the problems of "Privileges" and how a disk works under OS X. SImply, I don't think that it is a good Idea to make a copy, if you even can with MacDrive installed. Let's say you get it to the point of it seeing the disk and all of what it thinks is on the disk and you copy it. It is truly an exact copy? I would say no! It is hard enough to make "exact copies for back-up purposes in the Mac OS. Now you may be able to get things to work, but they still may not be "exact" even on a Mac. If you are willing to try it, more power to you! I just wouldn't waste my time. There are too many variables involved! Who really needs to make a "back-up" anyway? Just go buy the game or software and give your friend back his disk!

    The Apple Super User,

    Jimmy Hollywood!
     

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