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andygev35
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@snoek, make sure you disable all boot security and enable boot from USB in recovery.  Use Windows 1903 V1.  Then try following this guide (for the Vega 64). 

 

2020 MacBook Pro, i5-1038NG7, 16GB RAM, 1TB
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Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Dual BIOS

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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Snoek
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@andygev35, I will try that now.

Incidentally, the Apple Boot Camp installer keeps hanging on ‘Keyboard’. I have to hard power down, reboot and then manually restart the installer from OSCRESERVED D: (which then completes successfully). I don’t think this is the cause of the problem but it’s interesting that it crashes.

 

 

MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4 &amp Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536MB)
MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 & Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB)
-Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 with Asus RX Vega 64 ROG STRIX OC
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andygev35
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Posted by: @snoek

the Apple Boot Camp installer keeps hanging on ‘Keyboard’.

I’ve had that happen several times myself.

2020 MacBook Pro, i5-1038NG7, 16GB RAM, 1TB
Razer Core X
Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Dual BIOS

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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Snoek
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@andygev35, Hi I had a problem again but realised that I was using the wrong Windows version 🙁 . Downloading the right one now.

However, I wanted to check. I installed without enabling wifi until the AMD Adrenaline installer required it. At that point, Windows seemed to install some updates to because the eGPU was plugged in, is this correct or should I somehow have blocked it updating drivers itself, I seem to remember doing something like that in a previous attempt at about 4am last night!

 

 

MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4 &amp Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536MB)
MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 & Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB)
-Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 with Asus RX Vega 64 ROG STRIX OC
-HTC Vive


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andygev35
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@snoek, when installing Windows keep the eGPU disconnected until right before installing Adrenalin. Make sure when you run DDU, check the option to disable windows from automatically updating and installing drivers.

 

2020 MacBook Pro, i5-1038NG7, 16GB RAM, 1TB
Razer Core X
Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Dual BIOS

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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Snoek
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@andygev35, Thanks, I definitely did that but somehow it didn't seem to work.

I will enable wifi after I have stopped windows auto updating.

 

MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4 &amp Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536MB)
MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 & Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB)
-Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 with Asus RX Vega 64 ROG STRIX OC
-HTC Vive


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Snoek
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That worked for me to get the Vega 64 running, thanks so much. I think it definitely needed Version 1903 v1 and boot security to be disabled.

Now I’m going to create a restore point and try to make the RTX work (especially as I am pretty sure I can get this to work again), Possibly the problem I had with the RTX could be having the Apple boot security active.

MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4 &amp Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536MB)
MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 & Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB)
-Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 with Asus RX Vega 64 ROG STRIX OC
-HTC Vive


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andygev35
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@snoek, good deal, glad it worked for you.

 

2020 MacBook Pro, i5-1038NG7, 16GB RAM, 1TB
Razer Core X
Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Dual BIOS

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 [build link]  


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Snoek
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@jonodavis, Strange, I can definitely get my MacBook running with the Vega 64 but following your instructions word-for-word I still get error 12. I have also tried running DDU in safe mode and disabling FaceTime, Intel Iris and the bottom three PCI Express Root ports.

Sadly I think that the RTX is going to have to go back and I will either stick with the Vega 64 (which I had wanted to give to my son) or buy a new AMD card & eGPU box.

 

MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7, 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4 &amp Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536MB)
MacBook Pro 13" 2018 (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 & Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB)
-Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650 with Asus RX Vega 64 ROG STRIX OC
-HTC Vive


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rasel800
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Just wanted to share, with MacBook Pro 2020 i7 (4x TB3 port) + Razer Core X + Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super + BootCamp (windows 10 2004) it was simply plug n play, no need to fresh install windows or anything, no need to go to safe mode or uninstall any driver etc., just connect the eGPU to Mac in any port, install nVidia driver, that’s it..

2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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