## Installing OS X from a Windows Machine

The Windows update package comes with an interesting perk - it has out-of-the-box support for installing OS X directly on a Macbook Air remotely. To do this, prepare the Macbook Air as you would usually for accepting a remote optical drive for use. Then, on the Windows machine, go to Start > Programs > DVD or CD Sharing and select the only available option. Insert an OS X installation disc into the drive, and follow the wizard instructions, it's as simple as that!

Remote Installing OS X

## Conclusion

You are now fully prepared to share an optical drive from Windows or OS X with another OS X machine. This should alleviate some headaches should you ever run into problems with your drive or purchase a machine without an on-board optical drive.