Installing Office on new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jonathanm1222, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Jonathanm1222 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2012
    I currently have Office on my MacBook. I just purchased a new iMac but I have not bought the SuperDrive (yet). Is there a way to install the Office suite on the iMac from the MacBook without the SuperDrive?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can buy and download Office for Mac directly from the MS site.

    Users of Macs without optical drives can either buy an Apple USB SuperDrive (or other optical drive) or use DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc when they need access to an optical drive. There are some limitations on using Remote Disc (read the link for details).

    If you have a Mac model that does have an optical drive, you can still enable this feature by entering the following commands in Terminal, then relaunch Finder:
    defaults write EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
    defaults write ODSSupported -bool true​
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes, just use Migration Assistant to move apps only over. You may have to reenter your serial number, but the app at least will be there without having to reinstall.

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