How do I install software on the MBA from DVD's without buying the Superdrive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kapalua12, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the Newbie question. I have the DVD's for Aperture, iWork, MS Office for the Mac already from my iMac and want to install Aperture, MS Office, iWork on my soon to be ordered 13 inch MBA.Don't really want to buy these programs again. Don't really want to buy a Superdrive either which I will never use again.

    How do you do this? Thanks.
     
  2. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Share the DVD drive on your iMac and access it over the network from your MBA.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    DVD or CD sharing via your iMac SuperDrive over wifi.
     
  4. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    create dmg on imac, copy to usb key, and install on mba.
     
  5. kapalua12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please explain how I share the DVD drive on my iMac or MBP over the network and send the info to my MBA please?

    The iMac is connected wirelessly to my Time Capsule. What settings do I need to change?
    Sorry for the basic questions.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  7. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Yes, there's a client you can load on the Windows box that lets it share out its drive for Macs to use.
     
  10. kapalua12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. David the Gnome macrumors newbie

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    Famous last words. :p
     

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