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  1. Fernando
    November 21, 2012

    I tried this to install Office 2011 in my MacBook Air. But it didn´t work —the disc is -was- protected by DRM, so I couldn´t install that way. So, it is not very good for me…

    • Brooklyn Hacker
      November 21, 2012

      Actually, you don’t need the disk in order to install Office 2011. You can download the disk image from Microsoft, then use the license you have with your disk to activate. You do have your license key, right?

      • Jeff
        November 21, 2012

        Yes, this is exactly what I do nowadays with my Air. I don’t bother with Remote disc I just download the DMG installers. Works with Adobe products too, download the trials and put in your CD key.

      • Fernando
        November 22, 2012

        Of course I have it!!

  2. Don
    November 21, 2012

    Not quite sure why people are doing things the hard way??? For $30 you can buy an external drive!!!

  3. Bernard
    November 22, 2012

    From your article
    … Macs without disc drives install software from DVD’s, import CD’s into iTunes, rip DVD’s, and even burn CD’s and DVD’s.
    Later in the article
    If CDs and DVDs are set to appear on desktop, look there to immediately find the shared disc… otherwise…

    It’s CDs and DVDs unless you subscribe to the “grocer’s apostrophe” school of English.

    Later again…
    … accessible as if the Mac had it’s very own DVD drive…
    – should be “its”.

    Sorry, but…

    • Bermooda
      November 22, 2012

      Obviously they don’t need an editor when there are commenters that are as skilled at identifying typos as yourself.

      • Bernard
        November 23, 2012

        Thanks, I think…

  4. Stephen Awatson
    November 22, 2012

    And it doesn’t replace an external drive for watching a movie as we discovered. Remote disc will not show it and Apple say so on their web site (and help file I think).

    You can get round it by using VLC and similar applications but our experience is one of frustration – sometimes it works just fine, sometimes it stutters lots and other times it refuses to play. Several times we’ve had to unplug my iMac and drag it downstairs …

  5. Robert1014
    November 22, 2012

    I clicked on the “DVD or CD Sharing” box and the radio button has turned red and provides message: “DVD or CD Sharing: Blocked by Firewall.”

    How can I keep my Firewall on yet allow this feature to work?

  6. vbdfgsb
    December 7, 2012

    but warcraft3 doesn’t run on macs since 10.5, why would you put that disk in ;)

  7. Mesa
    February 22, 2016

    I bought new MacBook Air and LG super multi blade from Apple , and I have connect to my MacBook Air and insert CD to play but the message pop up say that ” The disk you inserted not reachable by this computer ” what is problem? I can’t play CD
    Thank you very much

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