No Windows 10 support in Bootcamp for iMac late 2009?

Sensamic

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Mar 26, 2010
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So I was trying to install Windows 10 in my late 2009 27 inch iMac but the apple support page about windows 10 installation through Bootcamp says my iMac is not compatible with Windows 10 through Bootcamp.

Has anybody succeeded installing it through Bootcamp?

I already have it on Parallels, but I would prefer a Bootcamp partition with Windows.

Suggestions?
 

dsudorion

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Oct 23, 2012
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Hi, I have the same iMac. Are you on El Capitan? Maybe the problem lies in your OS version? I played it in a different way. I installed Win 7 and then updated to Win 10. But the only problem right now is that I'm missing some drivers, like WIFI. For some other I just looked around online. Though it would be better to have the right drivers from bootcamp itself, but it they didn't make it win 10 compatible.
 

TechZeke

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Jul 29, 2012
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Just download the Windows 7/8 Bootcamp drivers from the Bootcamp assistant, then install the drivers after installing Windows 10. It will still work.

After I installed the Windows 8 drivers, everything on my 2011 iMac still works perfectly.
 
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Windows 10 will install on any Intel Mac, even the first 32bit Macs if you have the 32bit edition. Apple's documentation is just ignoring computers that Apple no longer wants to give support assistance for.
 

koden

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Feb 13, 2016
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Hi
For me it's not that easy on a late 2009 imac
I have USB bootable win 10 and have booted up on this.
I can start the installation and it goes throug file unpacking and installing.
Then I get black screen with windows logo.
And it stays there..

i did try one time before where I got to wireless network and further..
But just before finish screen was black and stayed black.

Could be because I connected my wifi and win update have installed bad drivers.

Don't know

But this time I don't get that far.
 

SLYRED

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Jan 24, 2020
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I had this same problem Koden but I fixed it real easy just follow what it says to do in this video.
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Hi
For me it's not that easy on a late 2009 imac
I have USB bootable win 10 and have booted up on this.
I can start the installation and it goes throug file unpacking and installing.
Then I get black screen with windows logo.
And it stays there..

i did try one time before where I got to wireless network and further..
But just before finish screen was black and stayed black.

Could be because I connected my wifi and win update have installed bad drivers.

Don't know

But this time I don't get that far.
heres how to fix it ,it's really simple.
 

koden

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Feb 13, 2016
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thanks... I did something similar.
have forgotten exactly what it was.
But it worked..
Anyway.. will keep this for my second imac win 10 project.

Bud now I have the graphic card problem :) So I have to bake my graphic card again.
Did it for some years ago :)))
 

koden

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Feb 13, 2016
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I have seen the video...

It works and I have done the same almost.
I have just told the imac not to update display driver when running win update.
So I still run win update, which I prefeer.

But I know have the same standard windows driver which is a problem when I want to adjust display light..
I can't!!!

Which meen that my screen runs full light.

So I'm still looking for a win 10 driver that works with my AMD 4850 graphic card...
Maybe someone has tried using a newer driver that worked?
 
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