How to Install Windows on Bootcamp without windows disc?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kleb, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. kleb macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2008

    Myself owns a new MBP.

    However, my gf asked me to install Windows XP on her bootcamp however, her MB disc drive does not work.

    What can I do? Can I copy the setup file from the disc and put into USB??

    Thanks for the help
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    You may well be able to do it by using Apple's Target Disk Mode, booting up your Mac as in the link info which would allow hers to see your optical drive.

    I honestly don't remember if Target Disk Mode sees your optical drive as it is normally used for hard drives, but I believe it does. If so your optical will just appear on her desktop as if it were installed in her machine. Worth a shot if you don't have an external optical drive laying around.
  3. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Yup, the optical drive of the target computer is seen as a mounted device as well. That's how I had to install Tiger on my G4 a few years back.

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