possible noob question about new imac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mr.Krinkle86, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Mr.Krinkle86 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
    ok so i want to upgrade from my 2010 15" MBP to a new 27"imac. i know it has no optical drive. i know i can use time machine to transfer everything but i actually want to start over so the only program i need to install that has a disc is apple logic express. am i gonna have to get a usb optical drive?
  2. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    If you still have your MBP you can use remote disk to install logic
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Users of Macs without optical drives can either buy an Apple USB SuperDrive (or other optical drive) or use DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc when they need access to an optical drive. There are some limitations on using Remote Disc (read the link for details).

    If you have a Mac model that does have an optical drive, you can still enable this feature by entering the following commands in Terminal, then relaunch Finder:
    defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
    defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser ODSSupported -bool true​

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