How do I install software from a disc when no disc drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Naked-Warrior, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Naked-Warrior macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an iMac with a disc drive and a MacBook with no disc drive, which I want to install Photoshop on to. What is the best way to do this without having to buy an external disc drive?

    Can I copy the content of the Photoshop disc to my iMac desktop and then install on my MacBook by sharing the iMac desktop?

    OR

    Is is possible to access the disc drive on my iMac by connecting the MacBook using a 'Thunderbolt' cable?

    Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. KdParker macrumors 601

    KdParker

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    Memory stick would be an option. Or just download the PhotoShop online.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc
     
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    Use DVD/CD sharing (in Sharing preference pane in System Preferences).
    Alternatively, copy the disk into a disk image using Disk Utility, then transfer that disk image to your other Mac. Mount the disk image, and it functions just like a real disk.
     
  5. definitive macrumors 68000

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    If it's Photoshop CS6, then you could try downloading the trial version from Adobe's site, and then using the key from your CD to activate it. Otherwise you could buy a cheap external USB DVD/RW drive, and use that.
     

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