I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on my 2011 iMac. I have the latest version of El Capitan installed.
That may not seem hard, cause I could just use Bootcamp right? Well, wrong. I can't really use bootcamp, because it doesn't give me the ability to create a bootable USB drive.
I know there is a way to work around this by changing the .plist file inside the bootcamp app. But I spoke with apple support staff, and they say that those system files are now patched, and not editable anymore.
So I used another computer to make a bootable usb drive, but unfortunately Bootcamp doesn't recognize that USB drive.
After that I tried burning the ISO file on a DVD, but bootcamp won't recognize that either. (I think that may possibly be because there may be a problem with the superdrive in my iMac)
So the problem here is that Bootcamp doesn't recognize anything bootable I create, wether it's a USB drive or a DVD it won't be recognized.
I also can't install Windows using the function of Bootcamp that allows you to install it using only an ISO file on the computer, because the version of bootcamp that is installed on my iMac also doesn't have that function.
Can anyone help me? I'd rather not use any 3rd party ways to install Windows, I like using Bootcamp. Thanks in advance!