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teflove Level 1 (0 points)

Hi my CD-ROM drive is broken and i want to configure a partition for windows 7 and install it from a UB, but i don’t have the bootcamp option for usb installation visible.



My OSX version is Maverick 10.9

Mac model iMac11,2

Boot rom : IM112.0057.B01



My info.plist configuration file in the bootcamp package is:



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">

<plist version="1.0">
















          <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>


          <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>


          <string>Boot Camp Assistant 5.1.0, Copyright © 2013 Apple Inc. All rights reserved</string>








          <string>Boot Camp Assistant</string>




















































































I have already tried this :



and this:



but neither of them have helped me to get the bootcamp work properly. Every time i try to modify this fie i get an error.



Please any help would be welcome.

  • pkenj Level 1 (0 points)

    I've got the exact same problem. Spent the whole day trying to do it yesterday but no luck at all.....


    The only difference is mine is MacBookPro


    Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,4

    Boot ROM Version:          MBP53.00AC.B03


    I recognize that on my Boot Camp Asssistant, not only that it doesn't have the option to create bootable USB for Windows7 installer but in the last option to install Windows 7 it has an extra statement saying I must use a disc.


    "You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc. You cannot use an upgrade version of Windows."


    None of the tutorials or guides that I found on the internet has this statement. I think it's because I'm using OSX Mavericks. I don't understand why they restrict your options. Shouldn't they make things easier as you upgrade?


    I am thinking of buying an external cd drive but if anyone knows a way to get around this with out using cd your help will be much appreciated.

  • iamdanieljs Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't waste your money on an external cd drive... it will not work either.

    It has to be the original intern cd drive

  • appleprodcts Level 1 (30 points)

    Get a Downloaded windows .iso file, make it bootable using Microsoft free USB tool, available free from its website (Do this in Windows system). Download Daemontools on you mac and copy the iso file to the desktop and mount it in daemontools. It will fool the bootcamp that u have the CD of windows loaded, and insert the Bootable usb. Bootcamp will partition your drive for bootcamp and restart and load the usb after the restart which will allow u to install windows.
    Make sure you have 64bit versions of windows.

  • kalzoltan Level 1 (0 points)


    this will solve your problem,




  • MatthiVG Level 1 (0 points)

    Not related to this post.

  • MatthiVG Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked for me. Thanks!

  • teflove Level 1 (0 points)

    well, first thanks for contest me


    when i create the another partition, my computer switch off and tell me that i havn't any bootable devices

    (still have the .iso up with daemon tool in a usb)

    i didn't understand well the step of Microsoft -USB free tools ? that's mean if i havent got another computer with windows i will not able to do this ?


    thanks a lot!!!

  • GonitheScarface Level 1 (0 points)

    Did you get solution on this problem?

    I also have the same problem that I don't see first option that can allow me install windows 7 ISO using bootcamp.


  • appleprodcts Level 1 (30 points)

    No problem, forget the daemon tools and Microsoft usb tool, use BooTcamp Assistant for making bootable usb of windows 7 using that .iso.
    you can do the following :


    1. Add your Boot Rom Version(from system info) under DARequiredROMVersions.

    2. Add Model Identifier(from system info) under PreUSBBootSupportedModels

    3. Delete "Pre" from "PreUSBBootSupportedModels", so you have "USBBootSupportedModels"


    The first 3 steps are same as before and if its not clear you can easily google solutions with screenshots.

    The next step is only for OSX 10.9, as it employs some kind of code signature to prevent you from changing info.plist and cause bootcamp to crash.


    4. Open your terminal, use the following command

    sudo codesign -fs - /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\


    Sudo means using administrator privilege and u need to enter your mac password. And the command resigns the bootcamp application so that it runs with the new info.plist file and not crash.


    5. Continue on with your installation....




    P.S. back up info.plist before u change anything.




    I installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit two days ago using this mehod. It is working perfectly. Hope this will solve your problem.Please do make a backup of ur macbook before partition, for safe side.

    while using that command mentioned in step 4., may be you get a option to download xcode or something like that, just click ok and download and install that, in my case it was about 101MB.

  • appleprodcts Level 1 (30 points)

    you are welcome

  • teflove Level 1 (0 points)

    I love you!!
    Thanks soooo much! The option appear!!




    This afternoon I'll try to install!


    Thanks!!! You save me!

  • teflove Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello another time,
    I can modificate the BootCamp, but now the problem it is in de Windows Installation, when I have all prepare, ( The UsB with the iso, other Usb with drivers, etc..) the computer restart and ''begin'' the installation, but appear this message;
    No bootable device --  insert boot disk and press any key





    The USB is conect in the Imac, but i think that this mesage appear because dont reconaise the dispositive usb, and search  in the superdrive...
    What do you think?
    Thanks for all another time..



  • BinNguyen Level 1 (0 points)

    lolz it's work perfect. I can load all driver from bootcamp with USB. Thank you very much

  • r3mOt3r Level 1 (0 points)

    i did that and i can see hidden option now, but when it restart to install windows, i got black screen with No Bootable Device, Any Idea how to fix this please ??


    i have MacBook Pro Late 2011 with broken DVD

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