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Using Bootcamp without CD drive?


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Is there any possible way to do this? I have purchased a legit copy of Windows 7 online, but I cannot use any disks because my CD drive is broken. Bootcamp assistant won't take me any further then "The installer disc could not be found."
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

If you print and read Bootcamp Assistant Guidelines calls for an inbuilt optical drive. And you do have to download drivers and burn to a CD. Time for a new optical drive.

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Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Actually you need a DVD drive (not CD) as Windows 7 comes on a DVD disc.
The Boot Camp drivers can be saved to CD or a USB drive with at least 512 MB of free space.
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Doubtless he is using the expression 'CD drive' generically and MacBooks etc do come with DVD drives.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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