Install Windows 8 by external cd/dvd drive?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by insane79, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. insane79 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    Hi guys,
    I got a late 2012 27" iMac, i want to install Windows 8 via bootcamp, my iMac doesn't have a cd drive built in but i got an external samsung bd/cd drive via usb that i use at times. Can i install windows with boot camp throughout the external cd drive or only the apple superdrive works? any inputs would be great before i put the money for a copy of windoze.

    Thanks a ton.
  2. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    You can use any DVD drive that you purchase. I have an LG Blu Ray USB player that I bought for like $50 I think, and it works perfectly on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro. It's like having a built in drive, only external, and works just the same.
  3. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    Thanks for the reply but forgot to update this thread, i used a samsung external BD drive to load windows 8.1 via bootcamp, installation went smooth & trouble free :D

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