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Jasper Happensprat
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For the information of others, whilst I gave up on the RX5700XT in my Razer Core X, I swapped it out for a RTX 2080 Super and have had no problems whatsoever using it in bootcamp. Of course the RTX 2080 Super is not recognised in OSX Catalina. Most of the sucess stories on here, rely on tricks, blocking updates, old pci_sys, dances, etc, all of which may get windows 10 to work for a session or two, but as a long term solution, good luck with that. Disaster is only an update away.  

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Aaron Robinson
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I followed same steps with a 5600XT and it works perfectly, HUGE upgrade.  Running games at 4k 60Hz and 1440p 120Hz with FreeSync.  I leave the iGPU plugged into a side monitor, and it turns off in Windows but otherwise everything functions with no additional work after setup.

 

 

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Mac Mini 2018 i7 32GB + Razer Core X + Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT OC + LG 43" 4K IPS + Samsung 65" RU8000 4K TV + 24" Dell UltraSharp (iGPU)


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Mini i5
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@aaron_robinson

Yep, the 5600XT has evolved into a nice card. It kinda hits the sweet spot for price and performance, especially in a dual boot Mac / Windows setup.

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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0Badger0
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@mini-i5, Hi..... 🙂 

 

I'm not a Windows systems guy, but I've been trying to make this part work.

In Windows 2004, I navigated to the Windows\System32\Drivers folder, right-clicked and selected "Properties", and then the "Security" tab.

From there, I changed the name of the "Owner" of the Drivers folder to my user name.

Then I assigned my user name "Full Control" in Basic Permissions.

I'm not sure how to change the username of "Owner".  My listing shows "Operator Owner" (same thing?)

... and I've been trying to find where I can EDIT that name to mine?

Sorry .. too many years on MAC OSX .. been a long time since I hunted around in Windows.

Could you clarify (expand)on the steps for me?

Thanks

Regards,

Doug

 

 

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Mini i5
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@0badger0

I used this guide to help me.

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/take-ownership-folder-windows-10-using-file-explorer

It’s not based on the latest version, which is 2004, but it’s pretty close. 

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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0Badger0
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Posted by: @mini-i5

@0badger0

I used this guide to help me.

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/take-ownership-folder-windows-10-using-file-explorer

It’s not based on the latest version, which is 2004, but it’s pretty close. 

 

Thanks partner.... Smile

That looks very detailed and helpful.

I'll give it another try.

 

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Vincent Meng
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@mini-i5, I got success by enabling insider beta channel again after a fresh upgrade to 2004. The beta gives 20H2 update. 

 

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Mini i5
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@vincent_meng

Very cool. 😎

When you have time, write up your experience and submit a Build. 

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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Mini i5
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Late to the Heaven 1080P(ish) benchmark party...

Using AMD's 20.4.2 driver.

 

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@Mini i5. Thank you! This gives me hope.. I almost got all the way. My setup is

Mac mini 2018
Asus XG station pro
Radeon 5900XT

I did all the permission settings and the pci.sys swap and for once booted into windows cold plugged egpu with monitor connected to it. But once I logged into windows and desktop showed I got "We can't sign into your account" and sometimes the start menu would fail "Critical error. Your start menu isn't working". Egpu works though, but I need my user to be logged on. Any suggestions? Sounds like a small step left until a functioning system now Smile

Thanks in advance!

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