Installing Vista via Bootcamp without Vista DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farqueue, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    Im downloading a copy of Vista Business image (legally, from MSDN Academic Alliance from my university). 2.3gb

    I have windows XP installed via bootcamp. Is there a way for me to upgrade XP to Vista without the DVD via bootcamp? I'm using Leopard OS X.

    Edit: I have a Combo Drive and cannot burn DVDs
     
  2. McGiord, Mar 14, 2008
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    McGiord macrumors 601

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    Burn a DVD.

    Try mounting the Disk Image and if your mac see it as a bootable it may work, not sure.
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  3. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a Combo Drive and cannot burn DVDs
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure whether you can just upgrade from XP to vista, or if you need to remake the partition. If you can just upgrade, you could just mount the iso in windows with Daemon Tools.
     
  5. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool. I'll give that a try
     
  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    LOL, the answer to the last line in the OP's sig would be "upgrade to a DVD writer. :D
     
  7. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol .. impossible to do without buying a new macbook:eek:
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    not impossible. improbable. unless you're handy with taking things apart.
     

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