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Dec 30, 2010

The DVD drive on my Macbook Pro is not working, and I need to boot from a DVD to run Disk Warrior.

I have:

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- A Windows laptop with a DVD-R
- A USB 2.0 external HD
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Is there any way to use my Windows Laptop to copy the bootable Disk Warrior DVD onto my external HD and make it bootable on my Macbook Pro? (ideally without having to buy software?)

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