rMBP, BootCamp & Windows 8

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

  1. monkeycid macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2012
    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


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    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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