Installing Mac Software Using a PC

Have you purchased Mac software for your Mac Mini or MacBook Air only to realize that you don’t have an optical drive to use the disk?

If you cannot access an optical disk drive from your Mac, you can use a networked Windows PC to install your software. For the most up-to-date information, see Setting up a Windows PC to share discs in this Apple help article. If you are familiar with the process, use the basic steps below:

  1. On the Windows PC, download, install, and enable DVD or CD Sharing Update 1.0 for Windows.
  2. On the Mac, go to Finder > Remote Disk > {computerName}.
  3. Click Ask to use… and go to the Windows PC to give the Mac permission to use the disk drive.
  4. Double-click on the software installation file and continue through the installation as usual.
(Unmodified Image: Broken Disk, CC license by davidd)

Author: Steph

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