Hi, I have a new Retina Macbook Pro and I want to install my version of CS5 on it, but since I don't have a disc drive, I've run into a few problems.
What I was able to do was copy the installation files onto a flash drive and start the installation that way, however, halfway through, the installation prompts me to insert a second disc, which I have, but I can't insert because...no disc drive. The second disc contains the Content (PDFs, Documentation, Fonts, etc.) so there's no direct way to prompt that installation. I tried putting this on a second flash drive and inserting it when "second disc" needs to be inserted, but this doesn't work. Do I need an external disc drive, or is there another way?
Sounds like you will be needing an external disk drive with a USB port. If it has a USB3 they are really fast at data transfer. Could also use it to back up computer.
I think what I meant to say was "optical drive" instead of "disc drive". Am I still understanding you correctly? I don't know why I would need an external hard drive for this.
Correct, you can use an optical drive to back up files also.