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2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 580 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Gigabyte Gam...
 

2012 15" MacBook Pro (GT650M) [3rd,4C,Q] + RX 580 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Gigabyte Gaming Box) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [clarketus]  

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ardsagart
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Microsoft reserves this partition when I choose to use free space to create a partition for Windows installation (it all during the Windows installation process by booting from USB flash drive). If I want to install Windows I can't delete it. May be this is the problem?!

MacBookPro10,1 (Retina, Mid 2012). eGPU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)


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joevt
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@ardsagart

Probably not the problem. I just wouldn't allow Windows to create partitions - just select an existing partition that was setup in macOS, and have Windows only reformat the existing partition.

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ardsagart
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2012 and older models only support legacy BIOS Mode

Sources: here and here
Is it true or it's a lie?

MacBookPro10,1 (Retina, Mid 2012). eGPU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)


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nu_ninja
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@ardsagart

Depends on what you mean by support, there's issues like the sound card potentially not starting without a DSDT override but it should at least install in EFI mode.

One thing I just remembered, when you boot the windows install disk there's 2 new icons. I think one is called windows and the other is called EFI. You should select the EFI one if I remember correctly.

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Mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro (MacBookPro9,2) TB1 -> RX 460/560 (AKiTiO Node/Thunder2)
+ macOS 10.14+Win10
+ Linux Mint 19.1


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ardsagart
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Posted by: @joevt

@ardsagart

Probably not the problem. I just wouldn't allow Windows to create partitions - just select an existing partition that was setup in macOS, and have Windows only reformat the existing partition.

@joevt

Oh, now I know this Windows reserved partition is used for!)) I tried to delete it. Now my computer sees only Windows partition when I turn it on and press the Option key. It can't see even the external USB drives.

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Trying to find how to boot even once from Macintosh HD to restore my disk to one OS X partition. I checked via Disk Utility by using Command+R, it's ok, I just can't boot from it. Don't you know how to solve the problem?)

MacBookPro10,1 (Retina, Mid 2012). eGPU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)


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joevt
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@ardsagart

isn't there a startup disk utility on the recovery partition?

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ardsagart
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@joevt

I deleted the Windows recovery partition. In Command+R there is only an option to reinstall OS X, but I'm not sure it will help.

MacBookPro10,1 (Retina, Mid 2012). eGPU: ASUS ROG-STRIX-RX590-8G-GAMING (Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box)


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joevt
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@ardsagart

Doesn't recovery mode have menus? Install macOS to an external drive, boot from that, and use it to examine your Mac's built-in drive.

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