Dumb question: Help installing Quark from a CD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by VA24, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. VA24 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2012
    So I just bought a new iMac, the base model, and like an idiot did not realize that they got rid of the CD/DVD drives. I have a new version of Quark XPress on CD that I want to use on this machine. Can I copy the data from the CD to a flash drive and install it that way? I assume most programs that come on CD require installation through the CD. Hope I didn't just waste $1300.
  2. tomwvr macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2012
    Frederick Maryland
    You have two options

    If you have a mac with a drive in it the mac can install the software while in the other computer or
    You can go out and buy a 3rd party CD drive for 20-30 dollars and plug it in to a USB port and install it there.

    I have a 2012 iMac and bought a CD drive - used it one time to install windows

  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I would hope that part of that $1300 would include some good customer support. I bet if you email Quark, or call them, or simply use Quark's support center, you'll get a quick answer.

    Personally, I would try the "copy the data from the CD to a flash drive and install it that way" - next (subject to the terms of your license, of course :D )
  4. VA24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2012
    Thanks to you both... I may buy the CD/DVD drive. I'll probably make enough use of that to warrant it. Appreciate your quick responses!

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