Installing Windows VM on Mac without disc drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tmanto02, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

    tmanto02

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    Australia
    #1
    hi guys,

    Unfortunately I now need to use windows occasionally for work and I want to install Windows 10 usual virtual box on my Mac but haven't a clue.

    I have a genuine copy of Windows 8 on disc and Microsoft are still doing the free upgrades to Windows 10, however I don't have a disc drive to install it.

    I've read online that I can download Windows directly from Microsoft however they appear to only be Windows files.

    My question is, how do I download Windows on my Mac so that I can install it using virtual box? Also can I then easily upgrade it to Windows 10 using virtual box?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    May 16, 2015
    #2
    I think you can just download Windows 10 install ISO from Microsoft site, and apply your Windows 8 key.

    Then install should be able to proceed.
     

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