installing programs to the new air

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  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

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    what is the best process to install programs to the new air? remote install or will it be better to get the .dmg and put it on drive? also if most install happens from cd how will i get .dmg from that disc
     
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    a lot of looks but no answers..... hmmmm. I know someone has the answer.
     
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    most software you can just download, but if you want you could copy over the dmg file using a drive or over the network. if you need to install from a disc use Remote Disc. also if you need to reinstall OS X or do diagnostics Apple includes a restore USB drive.
     
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    Few responded because very few things must be installed by CD. If the DMG is not available online you can use Remote Disc to read the drive of another computer on the network. I bet a Genius would do it for you.
     
  5. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanx for the response

    true but say i buy something and want the dmg to store. I guess that was my real question. on a disc is the dmg accessible? most of the things i "used to install when i had a superdrive" i always seen a install package and not the dmg. but also thanx for the comment this is a great site when people like you and Richthomas lend help.
     
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  7. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanx for refreshing my memory. I asked the question because thats was my concern. but your link showed me something ive done a few times with disc utility and disco. again thanx.
     
  8. psychPurple macrumors member

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    CDs

    I was just wondering about external CD drives, there is the regular apple one, but i think i read somewhere about using a mac mini as the superdrive?
     
  9. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    under utilities you can use remote install. its another way of doing what i asked.
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ yep just turn on DVD sharing on the Mac Mini. or with a PC install DVD sharing software from the MacBook Air's restore DVD or from Apple's support site.
     
  11. psychPurple macrumors member

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    thanks heaps! although with an entire operating system on a USB, i wonder how long it will be until everything is installed by download and USB
     
  12. koopa35 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i saw within 3 yrs for everyone to be doing things that way. and 2 yrs for apple to do that.
     

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