Possibly odd question about installing XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Remzin, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2008
    Due to my extreme need to reinstall Windows, and my crapped out Superdrive (>.<) I thought it might be possible to install windows to my hard drive from my external hard drive. It would be through a USB port. I have an ISO (no, this isn't pirated, it's a backup as the disk has many scratches). So... Any help?

    PS - MBP - Early '08.

  2. macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    Well... the MacBook Air can use other computers drives to install OS X. I'm not sure, but perhaps the same can be done with Windows? If this is the case, and this is stretching it... but use a program like Daemon tools which tricks the computer into thinking the .iso of choice is mounted. It will appear as if it is really mounted.

    Again, this is just speculation. You would have to do research to see if you can install Windows using another computers drive. Like OS X.

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