iMac 2009, bootcamp with no superdrive & no boot from USB

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mattymcfly, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. mattymcfly macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2014
    Hi Everyone
    Im new here but have been following threads over the years.

    I know this question has been asked a bit, but the numerous ways to install windows without a superdrive just wouldn't work for me.

    I have links to articles of which I've read & I am wondering if anyone could help me out at all in getting bootcamp on my hard drive?. I have replaced the superdrive with an SSD which is my boot up drive with OS X. The hard drive already in the mac is my backup and mainly for storage. I have partitioned the drive for windows & follow the steps but still no luck on either links.

    If anyone has a fool proof 100% work around somewhere I can give that a go. I would be willing to make a video tutorial & upload it to youtube to finally put the question to bed if others ask in the future.

    or even if I can go through the links again & someone can help me if Im stuck through the process. My particular mac is a late 2009, i5, 27 inch which will not boot from usb using bootcamp assistant.

    any help would be great, I only want windows to run a few games as I heard that Titanfall has pretty low spec running on a modified source engine. I have no problem running CS:GO at 2560x1440 with all textures on high, so think I could be in with a good chance of Titanfall even if I run it in a lower resolution. Graphics card is Ati Radeon 4850 mobility 512mb.

    Any help would be great.



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  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    there are hacks as you mentioned but there is no easy full proff way

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