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

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    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.

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. cronnos macrumors newbie

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    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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