(27-Inch, Mid 2001) Problems with Bootcamp & El Capitan

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sakhai, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. sakhai, Oct 22, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015

    sakhai macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2015
    I can't get Bootcamp (6.0) to install Windows 7 on my iMac.

    -Optical drive stopped reading DVDs to read my Windows 7 disc (but CDs are fine, oddly enough). NVRAM and SMC fixes don't work.

    -Can't install via USB. I can't do a .plist edit because of the new SIP controls (and even when I disable it, and make edits, the restart fails, because Windows 7 can't find a bootable USB).

    -I had some luck using WinClone, but it's a torrent with a sketchy copy of Windows 7 that I'd rather not use

    I've ran Windows 7 on this iMac using Bootcamp, so I'm surprised its not working now.

    What gives?

    (27-Inch, Mid 2011)
    3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB

  2. G.McGilli macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2015
    If your iMac really is 15 years old then I think I know what's wrong ;)
  3. sakhai thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2015
    A typo-- 2011 iMac.

    I don't know how to edit the subject.

    Anyone able to diagnose the issue with the iMac?

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