MBA installing Parallels and Win 7 from ISO w/o SuperDrive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CrockettGTO, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. CrockettGTO macrumors regular

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    Ok I have read about 500 posts and could not find an answer. Is it possible to install parallels 6 on the MBA by sharing a DVD drive from a networked Windows machine, then install Win7 from an ISO saved to the MBA desktop on to the VM?


    Also read that someone used an XBOX360 HD-DVD drive in place of the SuperDrive. Has anyone confirmed this?
     
  2. philxor macrumors regular

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    I'm not completely following what you are trying to do but it should work. You can purchase Parallels and just download it to your MBA as opposed to installing via a DVD, but a remote DVD install should work...

    I've created a Windows 7 VM from a DVD ISO, works without an issue.
     
  3. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I did this and it worked like a charm. Granted, i used my iMac, but that shouldn't make a difference. The Remote Disc feature which I used to install Parallels 6 also works on PCs, as I understand it.
     

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