Windows 7 on Mac without DVD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ktalebian, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    My DVD Rom is broken, and I want to install Windows 7 on my Mac. I've been reading quite a bit around here, and everybody says it is too painful to try to do this without the DVD, and its better if I just buy an external one.

    However, I really don't want to buy the extra device. Is there a way to install Windows 7 on Mac then?

    Thanks
     
  2. shadrap macrumors 6502

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    VMWare Fusion does that too.

    Thanks for reminding me that the OP did not clarify how he wants to install Windows - Boot Camp or as VM.
     
  4. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said I believe Parallels/Fusion would be the only way.
    AFAIK bootcamp requires the disc.
     
  5. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

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    Interesting, why can't you do it over USB? Macs will certainly boot from USB no problems.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    But Windows will not, unless with modifications. I don't know if Windows can be even installed via an external ODD.
     

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