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Will a backup of Bootcamp eGPU save my settings?
 

Will a backup of Bootcamp eGPU save my settings?  

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Test1
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Hi!

So my 2016 retina MacBook pro 15" is one of the many MacBooks that recently have been recalled for a faulty battery, and apparently pose a security risk. Despite the warranty being due, apple will change my battery.

I will take this opportunity, but I want to avoid the hassle of going through the whole setup procedure getting my Vega 56 working in bootcamp again. So before I send it in, I will have to reformat my HDD (standard apple procedure).

If I create a backup of my current bootcamp. Will all of the settings (like the disabled usb ports for more resource to the eGPU) be saved in the process? Or will I have to go through this hell all over again?

Thanks in advance. This is probably the best forum I have ever been on, at least my favorite.

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itsage
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I don't believe Windows backup will restore your working settings for eGPU. Windows 10 1903 causes issues on plenty of systems regarding eGPU. The good news is my 2016 15" MacBook Pro [Radeon Pro 460 dGPU] remains working the same in W10 1903. I would say to give the upgrade a shot. Going through the eGPU setup process again would help you feel more comfortable about setting it up again should Windows acts up in the future. BTW here is my Boot Camp setup steps for a very similar build to yours for reference.

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mac_editor
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@test1 The recall is only for the 2015 15” MBP I thought. 

Upgrading to Windows 1903 did not change anything with respect to eGPU in bootcamp per my experience. Should work the same way.

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Test1
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Posted by: itsage

I don't believe Windows backup will restore your working settings for eGPU. Windows 10 1903 causes issues on plenty of systems regarding eGPU. The good news is my 2016 15" MacBook Pro [Radeon Pro 460 dGPU] remains working the same in W10 1903. I would say to give the upgrade a shot. Going through the eGPU setup process again would help you feel more comfortable about setting it up again should Windows acts up in the future. BTW here is my Boot Camp setup steps for a very similar build to yours for reference.

Thanks @itsage . Your guides are the best ones I have seen so far, and your benchmarks you include. Bought the Vega 56 after seeing one of your setups. I'll do the upgrade then. Yesterday when I was on bootcamp, the macbook became unbelievably hot, wish I could have measured the surface temperature. I hope it's the battery acting up and that it will be fixed after the upgrade.

@mac_editor no it's all 15" sold from 2015 to 2017. I hope that I will get warranty time for the new battery. 

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