Installing Windows 7 in Target Disk Mode ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CutsAu, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. CutsAu macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008

    I am trying to install Windows 7 on my 24" iMac. But the DVD drive it playing up and is not accepting the CD. I am wondering if there was a way I could use my Macbook to install it over Firewire or something similar ? Even USB ?

    Any help would be appreciated !
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Not sure but are you inserting the disc in the right way? Are you using a store bought disc or a burned disc?
  3. CutsAu thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008

    Store bought. The DVD player is playing up though
  4. mmulin macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    You could try to create a bootable W7 installation on a USB stick if this is possible with W7.

    Target disk mode won't work.

    Otherwise, finally take care of your DVD drive (external options are cheaply available).

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