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itsage
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@mini-i5, I also tried the pci.sys swap on the newer 20H2 and beyond seem to not like it. Windows would attempt boot recovery/repair.

 

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tsakal
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@mini-i5, once you have disallowed automatic updates what is the best way to update only security updates and patches. I also run the 20H1 build with the pci.sys swap. Thanks in advance  

 

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@mini-i5, I also tried the pci.sys swap on the newer 20H2 and beyond seem to not like it. Windows would attempt boot recovery/repair.

@itsage, @mini-i5

Is this still the case with Big Sur? I mean not the pci.sys swap but the w10 20h2 compatibility with egpu? 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1068NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 49 1440p UltraWide C49RG
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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Erik Tank
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When I take my 1903v1 working build and update to the latest 2004 iso - and then restore my original pci.sys, as well as the one found in the google drive links floating around the forums, I get a BSOD at startup.  "Recovery - Your PC couldn't start properly - A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.  Error code 0x000000f"

Any ideas why this is or what I can do to successfully use 2004 and the latest big sur on a 2019 16" MBP with 5500M card and 5700xt eGPU?

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gniverg
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@mini-i5

your instructions also helped me to install the AMD drivers for the first time for my mac mini with the blackmagicdesign eGPU. I had expirienced the same "code 12" error. Thanks a lot!

Other than you, I just used the Wndows 1903V1 iso in the first place and after the installation of the first security updates I had to overwrite the pci.sys because the 1903 V2 version dated Oct. 2019 gave the code 12 error again.

Nevertheless I can hot plug the egpu, but during a normal boot the system still stalles with a black screen. Any idea what I can still try?

In the device manager you only had your eGPU showing up, on my system the Intel GPU is still active.

 

 

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2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 16GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / Blackmagic eGPU / AMD Radeon Pro 580 / Mac OS 10.15.7 Catalina / Windows 1903V2 / LG 27" 5K display


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Mini i5
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@gniverg

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.

This has prevented the 1903v1 pci.sys file from being overwritten with a later, problematic version. 

Cold booting works without issue on my setup.

But if you happen to have a TB3 storage drive or a TB3 dock plugged in during cold boot, that might be causing the startup issue. 

@tsakal

I paused updates in Windows. Then I ran Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), and set Configure Automatic Updates to Enable Option 2 - to Notify me before downloading and installing Windows updates. 

This way when I receive Windows notifications, I can scroll through the available updates, and choose which ones I want to install, or skip. 

I haven’t found any reason to update to the Windows 20H2 build (or try the beta of Big Sur) at the moment. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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gniverg
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@mini-i5

thanks a lot for your answer. I had already adjusted the settings, but it did not help the cold boot process. I thought you might have an additional idea. Upgrading to windows 2004 seems a bit too risky. Would you agree or does the "return to previous version" work flawlessly?

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 16GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / Blackmagic eGPU / AMD Radeon Pro 580 / Mac OS 10.15.7 Catalina / Windows 1903V2 / LG 27" 5K display


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Mini i5
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@gniverg

Actually, I’ve never restored Windows to a previous version, so I’m not sure. 

I stayed on v1809 all the way until the 2004 (20H1) spring update became available. I’m sticking with 20H1 for now.

Interestingly, @eden188 was able to resolve Error 12 in the recent 20H2 update by running Windows Update Assistant on a non-Bootcamp PC. 

https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/error-code-12-with-new-graphics-card-stealth-laptop-razer-core-x-5700-xt/#post-88226

I’m curious if this also works in Bootcamp on Macs, but I haven’t seen any reports yet. 

 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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eden188
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Hi all,

As mentioned by @mini-i5, the only way my PC (non-Mac) was able to get around the error code 12 problem was using the Windows Update Assistant (sorry, I called it the advisor before), which can be found here.

I have spent days installing the PC from fresh over and over again using different combinations of drivers, suggestions on the Internet and latest updates, all gave me the error code 12 in the Device Manager. One thing to note is that I also have a RX580, and if I swap this out instead of the 5700XT (HP Omen Accelerator), it has no problem with the code 12 issue.

Anyway, back to the main issue. My last attempt (again from fresh Windows 10 install), I have waited all the Windows Updates have been done, installed the latest AMD driver (can't remember the version as I'm on my work PC, but will post it here later), the code 12 was still there. After spotted the WUA suggestion on the Dell forum, I thought I would give it a try, what can I lose!! It took a while to download lots of data and other stuff (remember, I have already done the all the Windows Updates). After it rebooted a couple of times, all I had to do was to re-approve the thunderbolt device (the HP Omen) and the error code was gone.

This is strictly from personal experience and I am a non-Mac user, but it might worth a try and see.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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