Bootcamp without SuperDrive?

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  1. richard13 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if this has been discussed before folks but with the search function turned off on MacRumors it's a bit hard to find out.

    Anyway, with the new iMacs not having a SuperDrive built in is it possible to still set up Bootcamp without it? Or do I need to buy an external SuperDrive?

    Thanks!
     
  2. stark93 macrumors member

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    Nope! If you open BootCamp it will ask if you want to create a bootable Windows USB. It will also download the current drivers for your Mac. The only catch is... Do you have a .ISO of the operating system?
     
  3. richard13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm… I have the disc and my MBP has a SuperDrive. Is there a way to make an ISO of my Windows disc on the Mac?
     
  4. stark93 macrumors member

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    Do you have access to any Windows machine right now? If so, check out ImgBurn! I've used it and it's pretty simple. It's free. Also HERE are instructions.
     
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  6. richard13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I found an article that explained how to use Disk Utility to do this.

    Thanks guys!
     

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