Windows 8.1 installation on 2014 Air 13" - no CD ROM and Windows device

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  1. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

    Quotenfrau

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    Hi

    Howto install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Air 13" 2014

    I have no CD ROM and other Windows device. As far as I know Microsoft only sells CD ROMs with Windows 8.1?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Microsoft sells digital downloads that you can create an ISO for. You can also create an ISO image from the optical disk.
     
  3. Quotenfrau thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't wish to register at Microsoft. I need a more "anoymous" solution.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Then you need buy the disk and convert it into the ISO image.
     
  5. Quotenfrau thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I do this with Mac? Does Bootcamp support ISO image input?
     
  6. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    BootCamp will allow you to create a Bootable Windows USB via an ISO image. To convert a DVD to an ISO image, you need to get a DVD reader and rip the image. You can do this on a Mac with a SuperDrive via Disk Utility.

    HERE is a SuperUser guide.

    If you don't have another computer or a SuperDrive, however, this isn't that helpful. Honestly, I would just borrow a Windows computer for the 15 minutes it takes to make a bootable USB and just do it that way.
     

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