rMBP, BootCamp & Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by monkeycid, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. monkeycid macrumors member

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    Hi guys!

    Just a quick question. Is it possible to install Windows 8 without the use of an external CD-ROM/DVD drive or USB pen?

    If I buy Windows 8 directly from Microsoft's website then I have an option to download Windows 8 to my desktop but I have no idea if I could then install Windows through BootCamp with the Windows files saved on my Mac desktop.

    It's all very confusing.
     
  2. ConCat macrumors 6502a

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    There are ways to do it without external media, but it's all very complicated. Generally people burn the files onto a USB flash drive to install when they don't have a DVD drive as is your case.
     

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