Need Help With Remote Disc

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by xainnick, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. xainnick macrumors newbie

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    I just got the new mac mini and got bootcamp with windows 7 installed. I have microsoft office that I need to put on windows 7 for my class and I don't know how to access my other iMac's drive, is there any way to access that drive from windows 7 or no?
     
  2. Waragainstsleep macrumors regular

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    Not using Remote Disc, that only goes the other way around from Windows.

    Windows might see the drive if you boot the iMac in firewire target mode and connect it to the Mini that way. Should work fine if you have the boot cap drivers installed properly.
     
  3. budan834 macrumors newbie

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  4. xainnick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply, but what that link is telling me is how to remote disk the drive onto another mac from within windows 7 even though my mac mini has no DVD drive. I want to access another computers disk drive while I am on windows 7
     
  5. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Which version of Microsoft Office

    If e.g. Office 2010 you could do this:

    1. On PC with DVD drive, put Office 2010 disk in
    2. copy the contents of the DVD e.g. onto USB key
    3. unmount usb key
    4. connect usb key to iMac and install Office


    You could of course use a free program like ISORecorder (http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm) to create an ISO image of the DVD, share the folder that you place the ISO image in and use a client program to mount the ISO on the Windows 7 machine as if it were a DVD.
     

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