Installing Vista Without DVD Burner

rohopish

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Jan 12, 2006
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Hey everyone,

I REALLY need to install Vista because of a school project which absolutely requires me to use Powerpoint (I kow Keynote is better, IMO). Since it is free, I thought I'd install it with Boot Camp.

Problem is, my MacBook doesn't have a DVD burner and according to Microsoft's instructions, I need to burn it to a DVD. :confused: I don't know what to do!

Is it possible to boot from the .iso file or maybe burn it onto multiple CD's? I hope there is at least one solution because I need this urgently.

Thanks to everyone for your help!

Bobby
 

n8236

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Mar 1, 2006
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Why Vista and not XP to run powerpoin? I'm confused. :confused: Or get Parallels and run Powerpoint there.
 

Me1000

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well heres what i did...

I had a computer with XP but no DVD player, I extracted the ISO then, opened the setup.exe file it worked like a charm...

Maybe you could adapt a similar procedure.
 

rohopish

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Jan 12, 2006
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rohopish said:
Hey everyone,

I REALLY need to install Vista because of a school project which absolutely requires me to use Powerpoint (I kow Keynote is better, IMO). Since it is free, I thought I'd install it with Boot Camp.
Lol, sorry if I didn't emphasize the word FREE in my post. Office costs a fortune, the trial version doesn't posses every feature I require, and Vista would make it much easier to present with my school's ALL WINDOWS environment.

Can anyone please help me out with this? I really need to know how I can get around the whole no-DVD burner. Is booting from the iso viable, or maybe multiple CD's, etc.?

P.S., I'm not running XP at the moment; I don't posses the installation CD.