I had some problems with this as my Mac Air (yes I finally switched to the dark side and bought a Mac!) does not have a CD/DVD built in.
There is plenty of tutorials on how to install software. The easiest way is through the ‘cloud’ but I have Microsoft Office on CD and Adobe Master Suite on DVD. How can I install them?
You can install them and how you install them turns out to be pretty cool. My Desktop computer is a PC so I was happy to know that I can get my Mac Air and my PC to play nice. It took me 10 minutes to install Microsoft Office remotely and I just followed the instructions I’m giving you.
- Make sure your Mac and PC our on the same network. I have a router at home and both computers are using the router.
- Go to this URL: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1777?viewlocale=en_US
- I followed the instructions for Windows 7 but if your host computer is a Mac, expand the arrow beside Mac OS X.
- On the PC that you want to share the disc from, download and install the DVD or CD Sharing Update 1.0 for Windows.
- Just follow the rest of the instructions in #2 above and you should be good to go.
- Once the software is installed, you can then open your air and find ‘Remote Disc’ (you should see this if you open Applications (on the bottom left) ).
- Click the computer inside Remote Disc and begin the software install of what you want to install on your Mac Air.
I must say hearing my PC DVD player spinning and running and watching the software getting installed on my Mac Air was pretty darn cool. What’s next with technology? Time Machines?