Problem Windows/Bootcamp Partition with unsupported Mac (iMac 21.5 "mid-2011)

I tried many door routes stealth to install Windows 10 on my iMac (21.5 inch, mid-2011; 1 TB SATA disk), which seems to be not taken in charge by Apple. Whenever I try to use Bootcamp to try to establish a partition, in the end it cuts and force restarts my computer.

I decided to make my own (150 GB, FAT MS-DOS) partition and a bootable USB stick with all the files .iso on it. The bootable USB key works very well and can get into Boot EFI without problem. The score, according to the EFI boot and Windows Installer, "has a table of MBR partition...". [and] Windows can only be installed on GPT disks. »

I tried to format the partition to NTFS by using the command-line Windows, such as proposed in the link below, but after downloading the Tuxera NTFS file to move the .iso to the Windows partition image file (I guess to make its own bootable drive) the drive itself is not started.

In fact, the Windows partition came not in the start screen (hosting option after reboot OR allowing the computer initiate by itself). orted_macs.

After trying to format this partition using the Windows command line, Windows begins to remove it and provides the same error message. After some research, I found that the partitions are hybrid and need for special maintenance. I tried to use gpart, but when trying to convert ONLY TPG, took place the message in a terminal:

Caveat! Main partition table overlaps the first partition of 32 blocks!

You need to remove this partition or resize in another utility.

Caveat! Secondary partition table overlaps the last partition of

33 blocks!

You need to remove this partition or resize in another utility.

I activated the command 'csrutil disable' in Recovery Mode in order to bypass the Protection of the integrity of the system, I found that some users of El Capitan were problems with this.

I was not able to proceed to the question since this last error and I'm not sure how to proceed, especially because I don't want to lose my data on my Mac hard drive. If anyone knows any information on how I should proceed, please let me know!


1. you use Boot EFI on a preUEFI computer.

2. to help TO do a FAT32 partition will also create a hybrid MBR. Please after the release of

sudo fdisk/dev/disk0

3. you need not of Tuxera, because Windows install has already the ability to convert FAT to NTFS.

4. your built-in optical drive works? If so, your W10 ISO burn to a physical DVD and try to follow the standard installation of the BCA.

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