(rMBP) Windows 7: no superdrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spike29, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. spike29 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Is there a way of installing Windows7 onto parallel without the use of superdrive?
    is there a place where i can download an online copy (.iso)? I have the serial key.

    Note: not sure if this helps, but I also have my old (working) laptop.

    Thanks for help!
  2. Rocky244 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    I think bootcamp gives a pretty detailed outline for installation without a superdrive, but I could be wrong, I did it a month ago and had a superdrive.

    If it does though, you could just install a bootcamp drive and use that for your parallels VM.
  3. biohead macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    West Drayton, UK
    Yes. Bootcamp Assistant should let you select an ISO file, and create a bootable USB drive from it.

    Legal downloads are available from Digital River - Google for it, and make sure you get the right edition for your key.

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