Bootcamp Windows 10 Pro Issues 2018 MacBook Pro 13 inch
 

[Solved] Bootcamp Windows 10 Pro Issues 2018 MacBook Pro 13 inch  

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Kendall6152
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So I have been researching a lot of the posts here and I am just stuck. I can't get both the iGPU and eGPU working in Windows without hot-plugging it in during the Windows logo.

  • Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" 2018
  • Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,2
  • Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Boot ROM Version: 1037.40.124.0.0 (iBridge: 17.16.11081.0.0,0)
  • Enclosure: Razer Core X Chroma
  • eGPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700XT Nitro+

Here are the steps I have done so far:

  1. Install Windows 10 1903 V1 via Bootcamp Assistant as per this thread: https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/egpu-fail-after-update-to-windows-19-03/
  2. Disconnect eGPU from laptop
  3. Boot into Windows and register with Win 10 Pro key
  4. Block Windows Update and set restore point
  5. Install latest Intel Graphics Driver
  6. Install Display Driver
  7. Save Restore Point
  8. Boot into Mac OS and setup automate-eGPU EFI via external USB
  9. Reboot to disable Secure Boot and "Allow Booting from External Media"
  10. Turn off laptop
  11. Plug in eGPU and boot into windows via automate-eGPU EFI (freezes at Windows logo)
  12. Try again and plug eGPU in at Windows logo with 3 dots and everything is detected
  13. Install Radeon Drivers

It works only if I plug the eGPU in at the logo every time. If I don't do that, then I get one of three random effects:

  1. Freezes at Windows logo.
  2. Only iGPU works, eGPU makes noise but doesn't display anything on the external display.
  3. Only eGPU works, Internal laptop display freezes on Windows logo and only External display shows a picture.

Today only #1 seems to happen consistently. I've read enough posts here to know that it just works without this and I have to wonder what I am doing incorrectly. Unfortunately the build guides for the 2018 Macbooks all appear to be MacOS only (as of this writing) so I don't have any more specific success stories to go with. I was under the impression that my "Large Memory Allocation" laptop and no dGPU to deal with I would have an easier time than the 2017 Macbooks but that's not what's going on. What could I be doing wrong?

This topic was modified 2 months ago

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" 2018
Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,2
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: 1037.40.124.0.0 (iBridge: 17.16.11081.0.0,0)
Enclosure: Razer Core X Chroma
eGPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700XT Nitro+


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itsage
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@kendall6152 I’m aware of Apple T2-Chip Macs with recent Mojave/Catalina firmware not able to work with apple_set_os.efi. This is likely what you’re experiencing on your 2018 13″ MacBook Pro using automate-eGPU EFI. My recommendation is to boot into Windows volume without the eGPU connected. You can then time hot-plug the eGPU as soon as you see the Windows logo with spinning circles.

 

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Kendall6152
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@itsage

I see. So that’s just how it is.... Well it wouldn’t be the first compromise I suppose. I hope the situation will improve eventually or I’ll just have to build another PC.

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" 2018
Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,2
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: 1037.40.124.0.0 (iBridge: 17.16.11081.0.0,0)
Enclosure: Razer Core X Chroma
eGPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700XT Nitro+


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