Installing Windows via Remote Disk?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Gofre, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Gofre macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I need to install a copy of Windows onto a hard drive partition of my 2011 Mini quite urgently, something I was planning to do with a USB DVD drive. However amazon, in all their wisdom, sent me what has transpired to be a CD drive only. Since I need it done in the next couple of days, can this be done via remote disk at all? I seem to remember reading that Apple didn't allow this in the past. Any advice on how to go about doing it would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    You might try this, if you can borrow a friends computer, or rent one, and make a disk image of the Windows install disk and save it to a USB thumb drive. It should install from that. I loaded Windows into a Parallels VM that way.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it can't.

    DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc
     

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