Imac 2011 issues with windows 10 under bootcamp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crimsonsoulz, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. crimsonsoulz macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2013
    Hi, so I recently upgraded to windows 10 from windows 8.1 and for the most part the installation was smooth as can be, however I'm having a few issues with the operating system. As far as I am aware, the 2011 and under imacs don't seem to actually be supported by bootcamp, meaning I can't seem to upgrade to bootcamp 6 from 5.1 which maybe why I'm experiencing some technical difficulties. The bluetooth doesn't seem to want to work at all, I've tried downloading bootcamp on to my usb drive from Yosemite and I've also tried just installing the AppleBluetoothinstaller64.exe file without any luck. Aside from bluetooth, I can't seem to wake up the computer from sleep mode, as in the screen will not turn back on (I can hear the computer wake up and the keys on my keyboard light up, indicating the computer is on). I've read similar problems with HP laptops where the screen refuses to turn on, so I'm guessing it's an issue with the video drivers. I'm thinking maybe if someone were to send me the bootcamp 6 download, perhaps I would be able to upgrade correctly? I'm also having problems with the sound drivers, the mic refuses to work. Ultimately some of my drivers are out of whack. some help would be really appreciated.
  2. bensimpsy macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2013
    I have a 2011 27" iMac and installed Windows 10 last week with mixed results.

    I did a clean install of El Capitan and Windows 10, and installing Windows 10 was a nightmare due to incorrect partition structures done using the boot camp assistant.

    Eventually i got it working and installed Windows 10, my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard work fine now, but i had to manually install them in the Devices menu.

    I do not have any audio from the inbuilt speakers, there doesn't seem to be a driver for it.

    Also cannot use Parallels to create a VM from my bootcamp partition anymore. huge bummer.
  3. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    With the problems your both experiencing, I am going to hold off updating to Windows 10 on my 2011 iMac. I rarely use Windows (a few times a year) and whilst it would be nice to have the latest version of Windows it just does not seem to be worth the hassles.
  4. bensimpsy macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2013
    I think if you were using the latest version of Parallels that supported Windows 10, you would be right. but yeah I would hold off using bootcamp

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