Installing Vista via Boot Camp w/o Vista DVD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by johngloid, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. johngloid macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2009
    Hi there,

    I've been reading up on ways to install Leopard from an external HDD image (.dmg), and I'm wondering if it is possible to do a similar function, but with Vista in boot camp. I'd like to backup both installers to an external HDD and make them mountable if the disks have a snafu.

    Can you install Vista from an external HDD via Boot Camp? I imagine this would be an .iso or similar file type.

  2. cronnos macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    South Texas
    I have the exact same question. The internal DVD drive of my Macbook does not work, and you cannot use an external USB drive to do any type of installation. I finally was able to do a fresh install of Leopard by mounting it on a drive, but I now want to install Vista through Bootcamp with an iso or a mounted image of Vista... Hopefully someone will enlighten us John...

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