I just purchased my first mac, a 2.6 Mac Mini with the 256GB SSD. Coming next week. I do need to keep using some windows applications (Quicken, etc.). I would like to install Windows 8 via bootcamp. I will buy the system builder edition for a clean install. I will also likely get parallels, but want to have the option to boot natively if ever need to. Given the Mini doesn't have a drive, I assume I will be able to use an external DVD or Blu-Ray drive (I have both currently plugged into an HP Home server that I would plug into the mini for this) for the install, but I haven't been able to find anything on this. I assume this has been done for other Macs without optical drives, but also won't be using the official apple external drive. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.