Install VMWARE Vista WITHOUT Superdrive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Particular, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Particular macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2007
    I have VMWARE and Vista ultimate full edition and do NOT have a super drive. Any ideas on how to go about getting Vista to work in VMWARE because it is not recognizing the disc via "Remote Disc" feature
  2. saisrujan macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    You don't need the external drive. Even if you have one, VMWare Fusion wouldn't currently support it. So, don't worry.

    Use Disk Utilities on another Mac to extract the image of Vista DVD in cdr format (you need to choose an option called master disk or something I don't remember while creating disk image to get the cdr file).

    Then move that cdr file to your Air, and point Fusion to that cdr drive while creating virtual machine.

    But Vista is really slow on MacBook Air. I tried Vista first, wasn't satisfied with the responsiveness, and reverted back to XP Pro. So, if you haven't opened your Vista box yet, return it and get XP. XP is really fast for me.

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