Mid 2012 13" Macbook pro + XFX RX 580 + Razer Core X
Hello everyone, I'm absolutely new to egpu but I found the project really cool so I went for it:
I have a Macbook pro mid 2012, 2.9ghz intel core i7 dual core, 16gg 1867mhz ddr3 and intel HD graphics 4000 1536mo.
Now I would like to do the same for my windows partition (10 pro, 1909 unfortunately, i'm going to install the 1903 version, and update to KB4512508 manually).
I have done some research before starting, and I'm looking forward to it, but I have some little doubts that I'd like to clarify with you:
Or should I download the adrenalin 2020 All users red gaming edition?
2) can i install any version of bootcamp drivers for windows (In order to have wi fi etc)
Thank you in advance and have a nice day.
I'm a bit drowning because it's true that I only have an Intel HD Graphics 4000, so there's no need to remove anything with ddu. From what I understand, I don't need to install these drivers via the bootcamp drivers by removing them from the bootcamp folder. After doing something with apple_set_os.efi (I think it's to avoid conflicts with the intel chipset and an egpu under windows, that's the relatively fuzzy part for me) then install the bootcamp drivers, restart my UEFI installation with the egpu plugged in and install the latest drivers available from AMD. I think I understood the global approach even if one point is blurred (apple_set_os.efi) I hope it will work.
Hello everyone, Well I hot plugged the egpu on the macbook under windows: nothing happens no hardware detected (yet I have the good version of windows 10 1903), I also plugged the egpu on the macbook turned off then I booted on the windows partition: black screen.
I saw that my bios mode is legacyand not UEFI, so already the big difficulty will be to install windows in UEFI (rufus crash at the end of the procedure which lasts several hours) , or convert my bootcamp partition in UEFI mode... I find some stuff on the internet but it's very fuzzy if you could help me please. If anyone knows of a user with the same config as me who managed to plug in his egpu, thank you.
Please help me because now I'm lost, I tried everything to install windows 10 in uefi mode but impossible since the key must be in fat32 and the iso is too big. So it's impossible to install Windows even without bootcamp. I tried to convert my bootcamp bios installation to uefi, nothing like on the tutorial ( https://www.reddit.com/r/mac/comments/3dlu2g/convert_a_bootcamp_bios_windows_installation_to/ ).
Everything is against me the
Please I put myself on this forum thinking that the community was very active. Even if you don't want to help me but you can direct me to something that will help me, it would be good because now I'm with an egpu that is of no use to me.
First of all itsage, a big thank you for answering! Precisely I have just seen that while searching on the site, I will test immediately, however I am blocked to make a gpt bootable key with Rufus because the Windows 1903 iso is too big. Do you have another utility to recommend?
For my setup, I used the bootcamp utility in macOS to create the install disk. I don't let it do the full installation, just have it create the install disk with the windows iso and proper mac specific drivers for wifi etc. Check my windows build for all the steps I use.
@nu_ninja, Thank you very much for your answer, I read on the internet that rufus finally allows to create a bootable UEFI key on ntfs key (yesterday it failed on my mac but now it worked on a pc) I booted thanks to alt on the efi boot partition but it's stuck on the boot menu (it finally abort ans booted I will try your method , Wheeler i can find it ?) BOOTCAMP allows to create a UEFI key ?!
@nu_ninja, I’ve found your Windows setup, i’ve made the usb key boot with bootcamp, but when i Try to install windows by selecting my Windows partition it says that it only can be installed on ntfs partition (you’ve said it is necessary to format partition in fat32) can i use the tool in the installation to format it in ntfs.
Yes, during the windows installation you can reformat the bootcamp partition to NTFS.