this imac (model efi-nam1870) is very similar to the efi-nam1830, except for the fact that the dvd drive is a 62.5gb model, as opposed to the 75gb or 75gb model. instead of a dvd drive, we have an sd-card reader (rather than the cd drive)..which is a great alternative. unfortunately, the software for windows does not provide the necessary drivers. to overcome this limitation, you can use a third-party software, such as microsofts windows dvd access, and install the bootcamp drivers directly to your windows/cd/dvd. simply insert the bootcamp drivers and navigate to the dvd/cd installation location of your windows dvd/iso. insert the bootcamp dvd in the dvd drive and then run the windows setup software. once the software is finished installing, youre ready to run your windows installation.
i'm having the same problem. i'm just copying the windows installer onto the hard drive and it won't install. i also got a late 2011 imac that has boot camp installed, it didn't work with my windows 8 disk. it will install normally if i choose to install to the main hard drive and if i use an ssd. it is a major problem for me. i tried the trial version and i can't even see the boot camp menu during install. i can only boot to the main hard drive or the dvd. if i only boot to the dvd it doesn't show the boot camp menu, i get a black screen. i have windows 8 and mac os x yosemite.
i have early 2009 imac 27inch, i bought a windows 8.1 installation usb drive, but it wont install. the verification process says i have enough space, but i do not, so i reformatted the usb, but now it wont boot. the whole system is freeze. i need to re-install the os, but i am unable to. 3d9ccd7d82