how do i use Macbook cd drive to install something on Windows netbook?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jinsou, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jinsou macrumors regular

    Jinsou

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    I enabled cd dvd sharing on both, but i cant seem to find how to access the disk from my windows XP netbook, i downloaded the cd or dvd sharing from apple for windows.. but i don't know what else to do, any help appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    I believe that CD/DVD sharing only allows users with Macbook Air's to use it. (Since they are the only Macs without CD/DVD drives).
     
  3. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Does the netbook have a FW 400 port?

    Does your MacBook have one too?

    (The netbook's FW will probabally look like this:)

    [​IMG]

    The MB's FW will look like this:

    [​IMG]

    Buy a FW 4 pin to 6 Pin cable if the ports look like this.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Your easiest course of action would probably be making an image of the disc on your mac to mount to a flash drive. Then you can put that into your netbook and it should be able to run its course as the optical disc would.
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    Go into Sharing in your System Preferences and share your mounted CD Drive and then mount the share in Windows
     

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