Boot with a NVIDIA GPU (Bootcamp Windows)?
Is it possible to boot from macOS to Windows with the Nvidia eGPU active? It worked when I had an AMD (5600 XT) but with Nvidia (GTX 2600 Super) whenever I try I get error 43, but if I plug it in after Windows has booted up, it works fine.
Thanks in advance.
Yeah, you’re one of several Nvidia users reporting that only hot-plugging is working in Windows now.
@solomani, I’ve noticed that if you set the boot camp partition as the Startup Disk in MacOS Settings, it boots into Windows fine with the eGPU plugged in and turned on. You still need to unplug it and hold down option to boot back into MacOS.
@cofulese, do you mean via the boot menu when the machine boots up (holding alt) or the startup menu under MacOS? The later doesn't work for me under Catalina, have not tried the former though.
@solomani, In MacOS System Preferences, there’s an item called Startup Disk. If you set the Bootcamp partition to be the startup disk in there, Windows will be the default OS at startup time. Ive done that because I use Windows more than MacOS for gaming. My machine boots fine (into Windows) with the eGPU turned on and connected like that.