Installing Vista using CDs instead of DVDs on Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Unprocessed1, May 31, 2009.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    MS makes install disks that are 4 or 5 CD's to install a version of Vista instead of 1 single DVD. Will these CD install disks work all right using Vista on a macbook pro, or will I encounter problems?
  2. icrash macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2006
    ...can't rememebr in detail but from top of my mind:

    ...this will work...but the installation is a little bit painful as the apple driver(s) for the keyboard is not loaded yet during the install process...because of this you can't eject the CD when you have to insert the 2nd, 3rd, etc. one...the workaround is to have an USB drive/stick connected during the installation with a little software tool which let you eject the cd, then when you need to change the CD, you have to switch to the console, go to the USB drive/stick and use the software tool to eject the CD...just google for it....

    ...hope this helps a little....

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