Install iWork From Another Mac Without CD Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by brookspipher, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. brookspipher macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    Hello all,

    I've got iWork installed on my MacBook now and am buying a MBA next week. How can I install iWork on the MBA without purchasing a cd drive?

  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Remote Disc comes standard with the MBA. Activate it... put the CD/DVD into your Macbook's optical drive, and it will install over to your MBA.

    Alternately, you can use the migration assistant to copy your apps from your MB to your MBA.

  3. franko v, Nov 21, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

    franko v macrumors member

    franko v

    Jul 3, 2010
    If you use Time Machine, it's easy. When you get your Air, and set up your account, it will ask if you want to install your info (which includes your previously installed iWork) from another Mac OR from a Time Machine backup.

    If you have the iWork CD you can also use your current MacBook's DVD/CD sharing. You simply go into your current macbook's system preferences, click on "sharing" icon. Check off DVD/CD sharing on the list. Then from your Mac Air you would use the remote disc to install it. I'm skimming over the steps, but it is all explained in the guide that comes with the MacBook Air...

    Hope that helps!
  4. gks macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    Remote Disc doesn't work real well from my Mac Pro. I think the drive is crapping out.Funny since I have barely used it.

    I copied iWork as a disc image, threw it up on my Time Capsule and downloaded the image. Then installed from the iso file I made on the Mac Pro.

    Blazing fast install this way too. I used Disco to make the disc image.

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