Share iMac superdrive with windows PC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aartoodeetoo, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. aartoodeetoo macrumors newbie

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    Wondering if someone can point me in the right direction... I have a 2012 iMac, with a usb superdrive, and an Acer (windows 8) ultrabook, with no optical drive.

    I'd like to find a way of installing software, from a CD/DVD, onto my ultrabook.

    Both machines are connected to the same network, so, can i share the iMac's superdrive, so that the ultrabook can see and use it? Or are there drivers which i can download and install on the ultrabook so that i can plug the superdrive straight in to it?

    Any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. aartoodeetoo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved - downloaded the Bootcamp support software (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638) and installed AppleODDInstaller64.exe on ultrabook.

    If there's any reason why i shouldn't have done this please fill me in!
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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