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Windows on Imac12,1 issue - Cant boot from USB or CD/DVD

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Feb 9, 2013 2:46 AM

Hello people.


I have this problem with my iMac, that i cant boot it from a USB drive or a CD.

Every time i try it says "No bootable device". Obviously i want to install Windows 7 to play a few games once in a while, and I've tried about everything i could imagine.

When i bought the iMac, some moron had installed windows and somehow deleted OSX. The problem was the same back then when i tried to boot from the Snow Leopard CD/DVD, all it said was "No bootable drive". I installed OSX by FireWire (Target mode) and formatted the hard drive.

I've tried to burn windows on a DVD as well as making a bootable usb drive, both with boot camp assistant, bot failed. "No bootable device".

I have seen some workarounds been done with Virtual machines and such, but it didn't work for me.

I already have downloaded parallels 7 and VMware Fusion (Latest, 5 i think. trial though). If any of you should know of a guide thats up to date, please do direct me to them - I've tried the ones i could find :-)

I would really appreciate you guys taking your time to answer, as i have been struggling with this issue for weeks and weeks with no luck.



Imac 21.5-inch, Mid 2011

Model: iMac12,1

2.7 Ghz intel i5


OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)


Yours sincerely


OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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