4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2009 7:04 AM by Anton Marcelline
Anton Marcelline Level 1 (55 points)

I have a client with a MacBook Air running Window's XP SP3 under Boot Camp say's that the external Apple USB Superdrive does not work within the Boot Camp/Window's environment.

Can anyone confirm if Apple's USB Superdrive is supported within Window's.

I have found Apple KB article HT2298 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2298) that says....

MacBook Air requires a USB optical drive for the installation of Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit version only) or Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later. The Remote Disc sharing software included with your MacBook Air cannot be used to install Microsoft Windows. Connect your external USB optical drive directly to the USB port on the MacBook Air before you start the Boot Camp Assistant.

Would this not imply that Apple's USB Superdrive should work within Window's considering it is needed in order to install Window's in the first place.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

iMac 24" - 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)