[GUIDE] MBP eGPU detection issues: delayed hotplugging, PERST# switch
 
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samupetho
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@hdogan @knobchse Man you are really lucky, if you could make it work on windows 8.1, I tried everything, and it won't even recognise the card... Well but my fault was maybe when I tried it on the internal ssd via bootcamp? Never tried any external hdd/ssd solution, as my usb3 hdd is full of important data/backups, what I don't want to mess with.

early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch (CTO - Core i7, 3.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD)
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EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming


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knobchse
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@hdogan is bootcamp on your external ssd? Or is it just your games?

@sampuetho I hope I can get it working, not sure what I'll do if I can't 🙁

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samupetho
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@knobchse I think you have to install a complete windows on an external ssd/hdd. Well mate sorry to say that, but I just pulled the trigger, and sold all yesterday... building a pc now, as I'd be playing games anyways at home, and will have more space on my mac's ssd for data and work.. and i'll have a beast pc only just for gaming/editing

early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch (CTO - Core i7, 3.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD)
Akitio Thunder2
EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC Gaming


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knobchse
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@sampuetho good on you, if its not working then there is no point keeping it.

Do you think thats the way to do it? Install bootcamp on external ssd? Seems a bit extreme, maybe I'll downgrade even further to Windows 7 haha

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hdogan
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I installed BootCamp (Windows 8.1) on external SSD, not just game files. Whole OS is running on external SSD. Since I've got only 128GB storage on rMBP there is not much space left for the BootCamp and games.

And I don't think running BootCamp (installing Windows 8.1) on external SSD is required. My driver installation step was different. After I installed Windows 8.1 and BootCamp drivers, I just power up eGPU box and plug thunderbolt cable. Installed NVIDIA drivers and shutdown. After whole installation process, I boot with the steps I previously mentioned.

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hdogan
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By the way I plug thunderbolt cable to 2nd one (far from mac power cable). I did not work on 1st port at the first time than I switched the port. Different port may differ.

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knobchse
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I can get Windows to boot now. It just shows up with an error 12 or says there are no drivers installed.

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hdogan
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I haven't got "error 12" but there is a post about it (for Windows 10) at https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/2016-macbook-pro-solving-egpu-error-12-in-windows-10/

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knobchse
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The error 12 isn't too much of a problem for me, its the message in device manager: "There are no drivers installed for this device" even though I just installed the Nvidia drivers. Not too sure how to fix this issue

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frustatedEGPUer
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has anyone managed to get windows 10 creators to see the device listed under 'other devices' as "Base System Device" ? This is driving me nuts to get working... I have a 2016 15" Macbook Pro with Touchbar, RP460, and Windows 10 Creators. Trying to get my EVGA GTX 1080ti to get recognized in Windows. I have tried installing 4 different versions of thunderbolt drivers. The NODE firmware was updated, but the device did not show anywhere in device manager. When I uninstall Thunderbolt Software, that's when it finally shows up a "Base System Device"

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