BootCamp iMac mid 2010

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yaschi, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Yaschi macrumors newbie

    Yaschi

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    I have a iMac mid 2010 and would like to try downloading Windows 7 on my computer. I would like to use a USB to partition. I heard it's harder to do it on older versions but I would like to try it out and see if it possible. Are there any recommend guides out there to help me?

    macOS Sierra
    iMac mid 2010
    Processor 3.06 GHz intel i3
    4gb 1333 mhz ddr3
    ati radeon hd 4670 256 mb
     
  2. CaffeinePizza macrumors newbie

    CaffeinePizza

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    Maybe I'm not understanding your question?

    I believe on Macs that shipped with SuperDrives, the legacy BIOS support only allows booting from the SuperDrive. It is possible to work around this, but it's for more advanced users. It is technically possible to install Windows 7 FROM USB media on this iMac, but it is not officially supported and will not work with Apple's implementation of Boot Camp and their EFI architecture.

    If Boot Camp does not give you an option for creating a Windows 7 USB install media, it is NOT officially possible to boot from a Windows installation USB drive with your iMac.

    If you're wanting to install Windows 7 on USB media, it is not possible without extensive modifications to the Windows 7 installation and cannot be installed under normal means. Even if you managed to make it work, you would have to either use rEFInd and probably manually create the hybrid MBR (terrible hack, why Apple?)

    Windows 8 introduced the ability to be installed to and boot from USB media, but ONLY if the drive is recognized as a fixed disk and NOT a removable disk in Windows. Windows can only recognize the first partition on removable media.

    Can you further elaborate what you're seeking to do? If what I explained is hard to follow, please let me know and I can tone it down a bit. :)
     
  3. Yaschi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Yaschi

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    Ive checked apple support and it says that Windows 8 doesn't support on my system because my model is old. So I'm only able to install Windows 7
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    Edit: what I'm trying to do is bootcamp my imac, but I don't know what are the nessacary requirements. I heard using cd to partition it, but I don't want to use a cd or a external hard drive.
     
  4. CaffeinePizza macrumors newbie

    CaffeinePizza

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    You can run Windows 8 or Windows 10, but Apple's normal Boot Camp installer won't work, you'll have to install the drivers individually. Partitioning is done with Disk Utility.
     
  5. Yaschi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Yaschi

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    How do you install the drivers individually. I'm sorry, but I'm a complete newbie.
     
  6. Glideslope macrumors 601

    Glideslope

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    It's ok. Everyone in these forums was once a Newb. :cool:
     

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