macbook air - external optical drive question.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by imHappy, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. imHappy macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    Hey guys,

    Just a quick question. I read somewhere before that to install bootcamp via a direct bootable cd, it could only be made through Apple's Superdrive.

    The thing is that i have a samsung external optical drive. Will it be bootable?
    I don't want to install windows through a USB.
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    USB will be faster install.

    As far as I know any external optical drive should work just fine. Not quite sure ... I did the USB route. Once you are done with the USB install you can reformat and use it later for whatever else you want.

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