N DVD-ROM drive... how will I install?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    How will one install the Adobe Master Collection on his new iMac that does not have a dvd rom drive? Is it possible to make a dmg file from the discs in a different Mac and then complete the installation through the dmg's?
     
  2. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    I think most new installs are done via download these days.

    Or you can get an external USB cd/dvd drive for about $45 and/or a Blu-Ray/DVD/CD drive for about $80.

    Or you might be able to transfer from an older computer via Migration Assistant (though I could be wrong).
     
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    you can borrow another windows or mac's optical disk drive using cd sharing

    if you really want to impress friends you an borrow another optical disk drive from a mac using target disk mode

    cd sharing has limitations, it says you cant use it for watching dvd movies??

    but target disk mode has no such limitations
     
  4. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i do not want to use a dvd drive what so ever... can't i do it another way?
     
  5. beavo451 macrumors 6502

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    What? If your data is on a disk, you will have to use a drive at some point. You can't magically will the data off of a disk.

    Your question does not make sense.
     
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You will still need to insert it (the disc) into an optical drive methinks.
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sure, i will do this on my older imac at home!
     
  9. definitive macrumors 68000

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    If it's Master CS6, you can probably download the trial version from Adobe's site, and then activate it with your key.
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, its not the Master collection, its the Design and Web Premium. Can this be downloaded from Adobe's site?
    Still, let me ask again, can't i make a dmg out of the dvd discs, so i can do the installation using them?
     
  11. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Go here assuming it is CS 6, if it's a different version look over on the right side of the page and find it. Assuming it is newer than CS 3 you should be good.
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Are you asking about your own capabilities? No one here can really say what you can or can't do... :D
    If you think that a .dmg should work, then try it out.

    You can also try a simple file copy of the the installer DVD, copy that DVD to a flash drive. You don't necessarily need to do that intermediate step of making a disk image. As long as you have the Adobe registration or validation code, then the media used for the final installation is really up to you, I think.
    You've got the original DVD, go ahead and make a copy to a flash drive, and see how that works :D
     
  13. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I always thought that such DVD's are protected and they cannot be just copied, thats why i said about the dmg file, perhaps the app that creates dmg files could bypass the protection. Just a thought! :)
     
  14. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Don't know for sure about protection on Adobe DVDs, but you can try a copy. At most, it will not work (won't install), and takes only a few minutes to find out.

    I think that the software disks are generally not protected.
    You can often download the software for free.
    You get to purchase an "unlock", or "activation" code, etc. to use that software.
    Without that code, the app is useless, or becomes so after a demo period.
     

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