DVD or CD Sharing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MrPeelNZ, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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!

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Macman45

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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...:)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

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

    Thanks.
     
  4. macrumors G5

    Macman45

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    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..:D 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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