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goalque
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If the debug flag is set to true and the USB stick is slow, the boot process may take a few minutes.

The most important is to download/install Boot Camp drivers.

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NavilleZhang
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Did that. Windows works fine when booting normally. Strange, software issue I guess?

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NavilleZhang
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Posted by: goalque

If the debug flag is set to true and the USB stick is slow, the boot process may take a few minutes.

The most important is to download/install Boot Camp drivers.

Am I supposed to delete the Bootcamp dGPU drivers first or can I just leave them as is? I cant think of other possibilities atm

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Posted by: NavilleZhang
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Sorry, I have not looked into what @mac_editor's script does. According to log something went wrong since Clover couldn't find any volumes with Block IO protocol. I can only confirm that MS-DOS (FAT) + MBR works.

2016 15" MBP should not be the problem:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/two-new-egpu-solutions-on-macos-10-13-4-pure-efi-and-hybrid/paged/17/#post-43433

Progress! I waited quite a while and I'm finally able to see the Windows booting up white circle! After a while I can see my touchbar lighting up so I guess windows is properly booted. However the internal screen is just black, the backlit is on but there is absolutely nothing displayed? Is there anything I'm supposed do on Windows? I'm using the very first version of Windows 10 dated back to 2015.

EDIT: To be clear, the only thing I can see past the EFI screen is just the Windows Booting white spinning dot circle, nothing else. TouchBar is fully interactive, just no display. Plug-in eGPU at this stage doesn't help

This problem is what we've been attempting to solve for several pages now 🙁

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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NavilleZhang
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And when exactly should I plug in the eGPU? The original post says do so after logged in (Which I assume only applies when using eGPU from macOS), other users' screenshots says the EFI is able to detect the eGPU so those seems like cold boot with eGPU/plug in at EFI selection

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@jya I believe @navillezhang is on a 2016 MBP, not 2018. The 2016 has worked fine before with apple_set_os.efi@navillezhang could you add your config. to your signature?

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NavilleZhang
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@jya I believe @navillezhang is on a 2016 MBP, not 2018. The 2016 has worked fine before with apple_set_os.efi@navillezhang could you add your config. to your signature?

If you mean the forum signature, done and done  🙂

BTW just tried coldboot/ plug-in at EFI again and it still freezes the machine

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goalque
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@navillezhang The first thing is to get iGPU visible in device manager. HD Graphics 530? MuxSetting=1 + apple_set_os.efi should do the trick. Older versions of Win10 may not have iGPU drivers built in - if Apple does not provide them, you have to download from Intel.

Then you probably need DSDT.aml as @itsage advised.

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NavilleZhang
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Posted by: goalque

@navillezhang The first thing is to get iGPU visible in device manager. HD Graphics 530? MuxSetting=1 + apple_set_os.efi should do the trick. Older versions of Win10 may not have iGPU drivers built in - if Apple does not provide them, you have to download from Intel.

Then you probably need DSDT.aml as @itsage advised.

Thanks for the suggestion, however the issue here is that I can’t even see login screen, let along device manager. Everything past the boot circle is completely dark. And yes I do have MuxSettings 1. I’ll try to update my Win10 first

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goalque
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Those are the instructions I gave to @itsage. I don't know what he did differently. Windows version does matter.

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