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


    Nov 18, 2007
    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


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    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

    Mar 4, 2007
    Does the netbook have a FW 400 port?

    Does your MacBook have one too?

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


    The MB's FW will look like this:


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

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    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


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Go into Sharing in your System Preferences and share your mounted CD Drive and then mount the share in Windows

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