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Posted by: @ralf_eisenreich

@ahendarman

Hello together,
I have a MacBook pro 2016 late (first one with Touch Bar) and connect a Razor Core X Chroma with an AMD Vega 64.
And what i can confirm is that the pci.sys replacement works!

I just took over ownership of that file and Windows allowed me to replace this one with the old copy - without entering Safe Mode or using any USB Emergency system.

Thank you!!!

Hi Ralf,

Thank you for your reply on this, as myself I have a late 2016 MBP connected with a Razer Core X with an AMD Rx 5700 XT. But I am not able to get it to work for the life of me. So I was wondering how did you do it?

As I read the late 2016 MBP's are somewhat special as they need extra steps to locate resources with EFI boot etc.., but it doesn't sound you did it like this. I would love to hear your full setup and how you did it, as it is currently driving me insane :). Have you done anything special with your late 2016 MBP in order to make it work?

For me, currently the AMD RX 5700 XT is showing up in device manager, but with a code 12.

Im running the latest fresh install version of windows 10, MacOs is running Catalina 10.15.3, and the egpu is plug and play in MacOs, no issues whatsoever. 

Would really appreciate all the help at the moment

Warm regards

Jens

Late 2016 Macbook Pro + Razer Core X + AMD RX 5700 XT


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(@ralf_eisenreich)
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Dear Jens,

I can confirm the latest Windows 10 updates run well (workarounds as "pci.sys fix" not required anymore) with my configuration which is as follows:

  • MacBook Pro 15" Late 2016 with Integrated AMD graphics
  • Razor Core X with ASUS AMD Vega 64 (USB-C connected to MacBook Pro far left slot)
  • External monitor (HDMI connected to Vega 64 graphics card)
  • Keyboard / mouse (USB connected to Razor Core X)
  • External SSD with Windows 10 (USB connected to Razor Core X)

Windows 10 is only installed on the external SSD, so my MacOS configuration can fully use the internal SSD of the MacBook.

When I want to boot to Windows I just hold the Option Key and then I can select between 3 partitions:

  • MacOS (internal SSD)
  • Windows 10 (external SSD)
  • EFI Boot Loader (External SSD)

Setup:

  1. Windows 10 installation on external SSD: http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html
    (perfect instructions)

  2. Follow Setup guide: https://egpu.io/forums/builds/late-2016-15-macbook-pro-touchbar-radeon-vii32gbps-tb3-razer-core-win10-1809-itsage/

Important for me was to run DDU to completely get rid of the graphic drivers (for the internal AMD). 

Let me know if you can succeed - should be so as we have the same configuration.

Windows 10: MacBook Pro 2016 late & Razor Core X Chroma & AMD Vega 64


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Posted by: @ralf_eisenreich

Windows 10 is only installed on the external SSD, so my MacOS configuration can fully use the internal SSD of the MacBook.

When I want to boot to Windows I just hold the Option Key and then I can select between 3 partitions:

  • MacOS (internal SSD)
  • Windows 10 (external SSD)
  • EFI Boot Loader (External SSD)

I have to do that too. The wavlink TB3 enclosure is perfect for that...

Mac Mini 2018 i7 16 GB 512 GB SSD, Mac Book Pro 2016, HP Z31x, Sonnet Breakaway Box 550 W, Nitro+ RX5700 XT, KFA2 SNPR 1060 6GB eGPU,...


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Posted by: @ralf_eisenreich

Dear Jens,

I can confirm the latest Windows 10 updates run well (workarounds as "pci.sys fix" not required anymore) with my configuration which is as follows:

  • MacBook Pro 15" Late 2016 with Integrated AMD graphics
  • Razor Core X with ASUS AMD Vega 64 (USB-C connected to MacBook Pro far left slot)
  • External monitor (HDMI connected to Vega 64 graphics card)
  • Keyboard / mouse (USB connected to Razor Core X)
  • External SSD with Windows 10 (USB connected to Razor Core X)

Windows 10 is only installed on the external SSD, so my MacOS configuration can fully use the internal SSD of the MacBook.

When I want to boot to Windows I just hold the Option Key and then I can select between 3 partitions:

  • MacOS (internal SSD)
  • Windows 10 (external SSD)
  • EFI Boot Loader (External SSD)

Setup:

  1. Windows 10 installation on external SSD: http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html
    (perfect instructions)

     

  2. Follow Setup guide: https://egpu.io/forums/builds/late-2016-15-macbook-pro-touchbar-radeon-vii32gbps-tb3-razer-core-win10-1809-itsage/

Important for me was to run DDU to completely get rid of the graphic drivers (for the internal AMD). 

Let me know if you can succeed - should be so as we have the same configuration.

Hi Ralf,

My apologies for my late reply, I only noticed your reply by checking the post, did not get any notifications.

Thank you so much for taking your time and writing all this.

I feel I did everything as you did, except my windows 10 is on the internal drive of the MBP (but that shouldnt be an issue I assume).

Also on the guide you referred too: https://egpu.io/forums/builds/late-2016-15-macbook-pro-touchbar-radeon-vii32gbps-tb3-razer-core-win10-1809-itsage/

I did this guide before, but I could not get past this step "Hold OPTION at boot to select EFI drive and hit Q to access  automate-eGPU EFI  [boot selection]" as it will freeze when I select "load windows" and not put me into windows :(.

 

One more question:

Do you boot up into windows 10, by selecting/using the EFI boot loader at the boot selection menu after pressing the option key when you boot up your MBP? If so, would it be possible to share this EFI boot loader with me, so I can just copy paste it into my boot partition? since we have the same configuration 15" Macbook Pro, Late 2016, AMD Radeon pro 460 internal gpu.

As currently I have that automate-eGPU EFI boot loader too, but it freezes when I select "load windows". Maybe this has something to do with the version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 that i'm running? Or maybe I just set it up wrong, as the instructions on that were extremely unclear for me.

 

Currently I was able to get Windows 10 with my egpu running somewhat, but it is running in "Test mode" and both GPU's, Internal AMD Radeon Pro 460 and Egpu AMD RX 5700 XT, are running simultaneously.

This "Test Mode" windows 10, is not ideal at all, as this is unsafe and some apps and games don't allow you to run them in test mode. So would definitely want to get off this asap :).

Thank you very much in advance already, hope you can make something of this, and hope we can sort this out, as indeed we have the same configurations MBP.

Warm regards

Late 2016 Macbook Pro + Razer Core X + AMD RX 5700 XT


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@itsage,  tried your exact build approach without DDU and had issues. Didn’t plug in this time until booted with boot loader. During install screen went wonky and then windows stopped loading. Won’t work. Will try again now with DDU.

 

 

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Posted by: @ralf_eisenreich

Dear Jens,

I can confirm the latest Windows 10 updates run well (workarounds as "pci.sys fix" not required anymore) with my configuration which is as follows:

  • MacBook Pro 15" Late 2016 with Integrated AMD graphics
  • Razor Core X with ASUS AMD Vega 64 (USB-C connected to MacBook Pro far left slot)
  • External monitor (HDMI connected to Vega 64 graphics card)
  • Keyboard / mouse (USB connected to Razor Core X)
  • External SSD with Windows 10 (USB connected to Razor Core X)

Windows 10 is only installed on the external SSD, so my MacOS configuration can fully use the internal SSD of the MacBook.

When I want to boot to Windows I just hold the Option Key and then I can select between 3 partitions:

  • MacOS (internal SSD)
  • Windows 10 (external SSD)
  • EFI Boot Loader (External SSD)

Setup:

  1. Windows 10 installation on external SSD: http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html
    (perfect instructions)

     

  2. Follow Setup guide: https://egpu.io/forums/builds/late-2016-15-macbook-pro-touchbar-radeon-vii32gbps-tb3-razer-core-win10-1809-itsage/

Important for me was to run DDU to completely get rid of the graphic drivers (for the internal AMD). 

Let me know if you can succeed - should be so as we have the same configuration.

Hi Ralf, 

I have great news! I got everything to work in normal windows :)! By following your guide exactly :)! Im now running on the integrated intel graphics and my egpu AMD rx 5700 xt! What a journey!

what i still dont understand though, will I always need a USB drive with that EFI boot on it, to boot into windows now?

as currently I have a EFI boot partition and an exact copy of that on a connected USB drive, and if i do not have the usb connected and just select the EFI boot partition at boot up, it says “usb file system not found”, is there a way this can all just run from that partition instead of that usb drive?

again many thanks for your help man! And all the people who went out of their way for these guides, I really do appreciate it very much!

Late 2016 Macbook Pro + Razer Core X + AMD RX 5700 XT


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Hi @jens_engels

Great news! I am happy that it works now. My configuration runs the latest MacOS and Windows 10 updates.

In the Windows device manager I also disabled the "PCI Express Root Port" (PCI bus 0, device 1, function 0) - I think this is the internal AMD graphics card.

By the way, I just installed a Valve Index VR to my configuration - it uses one USB slot (Razor Core X) and one Display Port (AMD Vega 64). Runs perfectly.

Regarding your EFI:

1/ Create another Primary FAT partition on your internal SSD (size max 20 MB) and name it e.g. "GFX". Map a drive letter in Windows and copy the content of the USB-Stick to that partition.

2/ Boot you Mac and hold the option key. Then the possible bootable partitions show up: "MacOS", "EFI" (Windows), "EFI" (GFX). By the way, I recommend to never boot Windows via software command out of MacOS.

3/ The configuration is running smoothly and I can boot MacOS or Windows directly:

  • Cold start MacOS works
  • Cold start Windows works
  • Restarting from MacOS to Windows works
  • Restarting from Windows to MacOS works

Now the interesting thing is: I never need to run the EFI Boot loader anymore - just when I was setting up the Windows configuration (AMD drivers) it was needed. So would be interesting if you can test this out as well. If this also works for you, you do not need to use to USB stick and maybe can leave that additional EFI partition out.

If it does not work smoothly for you, I can PM you a disk image of my EFI bootloader partition.

Greetings,

Ralf

 

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Windows 10: MacBook Pro 2016 late & Razor Core X Chroma & AMD Vega 64


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Hello, 

On January 29, I bought an eGPU and have the same problem. In my case, there were errors 43 and 10 in the device manager for the video card and host controller. Also, after an unsuccessful connection, Bluetooth devices stopped working.  Thanks to this forum for solving this problem. After removing Windows 10 Build 1909 and installing Build 1809, the problem was resolved. I reported this issue to Microsoft through the feedback system.

Macbook Pro 15" 2019 (i9, Vega 20, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) + Aorus Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB Gaming box.

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Win 10 PC user here, still successfully running 1903 OS build 18362.476 (KB4524570) together with the Aorus RTX 2070

 

So, newer updates are still causing issues?

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skatendo
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Love this thread, as it has been giving me hope, but I am at wits end. Any suggestions for a 2018 Mac Mini with Razer Core X and Vega 64? Nothing I do seems to allow Windows 10 to use my eGPU. Here's what Iv'e done: 

Wiped my windows bootcamp partition via Mac and reinstalled Windows 10 as per OP's suggestion of installing 18382.30, 1903 V1. I then turned off all Windows auto updates and installed .295 manually. All is well. I then download DDU and restart in safe mode and erase all video drivers (with the option to turn off all Windows auto updates). Here's where the problems start...

As I finally plug in my eGPU and install the latest AMD drivers, I get "error 207" at the end of setup. No matter what I do, this pops up, both in normal and in safe mode. It claims that it installed correctly but Windows found an error with my GPU. Fine. I restart the computer to finish the install and I can't get past a backlit screen with nothing. I've done these steps multiple times and read and researched as much as I could. According to ITSage's instructions, it should be working by now.

I'm wondering if the Adrenaline drivers are the culprit right now (currently using the latest March 2020 WHQL release). I reached out to Mat from Bootcampdrivers.com and he said his drivers won't do anything since I have a Mac Mini with no dGPU. This is frustrating because when .295 originally released, my Windows 10 setup was working PERFECTLY. Ever since I've updated and reinstalled I've had nothing but problems. 

I am grateful that MacOS Catalina (10.15.3) works perfectly with my eGPU, and grateful how helpful this community has been. I am open to any suggestions! Thanks again. 

Core i7 8700 2018 Mac Mini 16GB RAM Razer Core X Vega 64


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@skatendo

Windows Pro v1809 has worked perfectly on my 2018 Mini + eGPU for over a year. 

No problems for my set-up using the Adrenalin drivers from November 2019. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.3 Catalina / LG 27" 4K display


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Just a quick note to add my experience to the list. I have a MacBookPro15,1 (2018) + Razer Core X + Radeon Vega 64. After upgrading windows and doing the following, things appear to be working again:

  1. Installed all pending windows updates (now on 1909, build 18363.693)
  2. Ran DDU to remove all AMD graphics drivers
  3. Took ownership of pci.sys, renamed, then put older version in place (as described earlier in this thread)
  4. Installed drivers from bootcampdrivers.com (Win10-Radeon-Software-Adrenalin-Jan2020-BootCamp-Red-Edition)

 

The last few times I booted windows, I didn't need to do anything out of the ordinary. Apparently I can leave the eGPU connected and display turned on, and when windows boots, things seem to work just fine. Internal display and external GPU-connnected monitor both work.

I've blocked windows updates for now, because I am worried about what comes next with future windows updates...

Things are a still a little unstable from time to time, but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with windows/updates/pci.sys or not, as it's been happening for a long time now.

Weirdly, since updating windows, when the eGPU display "crashes" and stops working, I seem to be able to re-plug things in and it begins working again, which is a fair bit less painful than what I had to do before (reboot with egpu unplugged, hold option to get to boot menu, plug in egpu, wait, then continue booting windows).

  

 

MacBook Pro 2018 / Radeon Pro 560X / Razer Core X / Radeon RX Vega 64 / Windows 10 (1903 - 18362.295)


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Wanted to chime in because some people think this problem is specific to Mac + bootcamp.

I have exactly same problem with Intel NUC8i7BEH + Razer Core X + AMD Radeon VII (or Vega 64).

After upgrading to Windows 10 build 1909 the AMD card has question mark and code 12. This forum helped to confirm this is known problem and not specific to my setup.

Additional observation:

1) After replacing Radeon VII with Vega 64 - it worked well. No issues. So I thought Vega 64 works while Radeon VII doesn't.

2) But after reboot Vega 64 stopped working too, with the same error.

 

Another observation (this exist for ages):

* I cannot reboot with eGPU plugged in. On next startup Windows always goes to blue screen. But I couldn't find any record in the system log which can give a clue.

* I must always power off eGPU if I plan to reboot. E.g. shutdown + power off + power on works

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@mini-i5, Good to know. I wonder if the new March 2020 AMD drivers are holding me back somehow. I remember @ITSage saying AMD was working on the issue, but hasn't fully resolved this yet. 

 

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Hi @LL

Iam facing the same Issue.

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U749 ( i7 8th, Intel UHD 620)

 

Owning a RCX + (yet 5500XT), the original constellation was RCX + RX570 4GB.

 

since yesterday the RX570 worked like a charme,until i had the fabolous idea to bought a 5500XT and replaced the RX570.

This configuration worked exactly ONE Time, as i used Options in Adrenalin >> Default Settings.

Followed by a reboot, then everything is back to error 12 ...

 

btw: iam on 1909 18363.693 and with the RX570 everything worked like a charme until i replaced the card.

edit//

Just4Fun installed a old 5450 into the core x, it is well recognized and usable!

So in my case, the RX570 worked, the 5450 worked - but after replace the 570, iam also on error 12 - until now, nothing helped so far.

i want to mention that this is absolutely ridiculous and freaks me out...

now i have time to admire 550€ expensive GARBAGE!

 

edit 2 //

 

So i can confirm, Windows 10 Vers. 1909 18363.693 works with RX570 (4GB !) + RCX - at least 4 me.

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Hi out there !

 

Ive managed to get my 5500XT working on my Fujitsu Lifebook - again.

Yesterday i got it working, but after  a reboot just error 12.

So this time i refuse to reboot as long as i can.

What i did ?

1.] disconnect egpu + uninstalled all driver that ive installed / updated on my own for TB3, USB, Chipset, Intel VGA

2.] Then i used Fujitsu DeskUpdate, to get recommend driver for TB3, USB, Chipset, Intel VGA.

So my recommendation is to use drivers from your Manufacturer.

3.] Reboot

4.] After reboot, disconnect Internet to prevent windows update doing bullshit.

5.] connect your egpu + open device manager

 

In my Case it showed up with error 12

Now comes what i guess is the magic, started Adrenalin Setup and choosed Option "Default Settings" (in german = Werkseinstellung).

After the first part u need to reboot, do so and after setup will continue.

With end of setup, everything seems fine, i checked device manager and holy moly it worked again.

 

WHAT DOES THE ADRENALIN SETUP that it worked, at least one time...!?!?

Fujitsu Lifebook U 749 > Razor Core X > Sapphire 5500XT


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@nique_gt

Aha! An exciting plot twist is introduced in our long-running Windows Error 12 saga.

Quick - tell us which Windows version and build you are running. Also which Adrenalin version did you use?

 

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EDIT 4 //

By switching the driver Version from 20.2.2 to 20.2.1 and back, iam able to get the GPU working, at least for 1 Minute, then everything collapse >> Bluetooth, CardReader, Touchpad, Ethernet, Wifi - after everything is restarted the GPU is fallen back to Error 12.

Interesting is that 4GB Cards works perfect for me.

EDIT 3 //

Unfortunanetly no luck, after reboot error 12 - that freaks me out as it makes no sense .......... 

EDIT 2 //

meanwhile in the Device Manager ->>

https://ibb.co/xXq7D0Q

found this little mofos ... sitting there ...

The error Message says Code 21, Device will be uninstalled.

I guessed maybe the uninstall and new allocation of ressources when rebooting breaks it so ... i decided to uninstall it by my self...

everything went fine and after some seconds, a message popped up >> The Device needs a reboot  "AMD Audio Device".

I will reboot now to get the answer.... wish me luck

EDIT// some sys info

WinVersion: 1909 18363.720

Adrenalin 20.2.2

Computer
Computertyp ACPI x64-basierter PC
DirectX DirectX 12.0
Datum / Uhrzeit 2020-03-15 / 01:45

Motherboard
CPU Typ QuadCore Intel Core i7-8565U, 3900 MHz (39 x 100)
Motherboard Name FUJITSU FJNB2CB
Motherboard Chipsatz Intel Cannon Point-LP, Intel Whiskey Lake-U
Arbeitsspeicher 16024 MB (DDR4 SDRAM)
DIMM3: Samsung M471A2K43CB1-CTD 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM (20-19-19-43 @ 1333 MHz) (19-19-19-43 @ 1333 MHz) (18-18-18-42 @ 1309 MHz) (17-17-17-40 @ 1236 MHz) (16-16-16-38 @ 1163 MHz) (15-15-15-35 @ 1090 MHz) (14-14-14-33 @ 1018 MHz) (13-13-13-31 @ 945 MHz) (12-12-12-28 @ 872 MHz) (11-11-11-26 @ 800 MHz) (10-10-10-24 @ 727 MHz)
BIOS Typ Unknown (11/22/2019)

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Grafikkarte Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (1 GB)
Grafikkarte Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (1 GB)
Grafikkarte Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 (1 GB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
Grafikkarte Radeon RX 5500 XT (8176 MB)
3D-Beschleuniger AMD Navi 14 XTX
3D-Beschleuniger Intel UHD Graphics 620
Monitor PnP-Monitor (Standard) [NoDB]

Gerätebeschreibung
PCI Express 4.0 x16: Radeon RX 5500 XT [1002-7340] [NoDB]
Integriert: Intel Whiskey Lake-U GT2 - Integrated Graphics Controller

 

 

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Posted by: @ralf_eisenreich

Hi @jens_engels

Great news! I am happy that it works now. My configuration runs the latest MacOS and Windows 10 updates.

In the Windows device manager I also disabled the "PCI Express Root Port" (PCI bus 0, device 1, function 0) - I think this is the internal AMD graphics card.

By the way, I just installed a Valve Index VR to my configuration - it uses one USB slot (Razor Core X) and one Display Port (AMD Vega 64). Runs perfectly.

Regarding your EFI:

1/ Create another Primary FAT partition on your internal SSD (size max 20 MB) and name it e.g. "GFX". Map a drive letter in Windows and copy the content of the USB-Stick to that partition.

2/ Boot you Mac and hold the option key. Then the possible bootable partitions show up: "MacOS", "EFI" (Windows), "EFI" (GFX). By the way, I recommend to never boot Windows via software command out of MacOS.

3/ The configuration is running smoothly and I can boot MacOS or Windows directly:

  • Cold start MacOS works
  • Cold start Windows works
  • Restarting from MacOS to Windows works
  • Restarting from Windows to MacOS works

Now the interesting thing is: I never need to run the EFI Boot loader anymore - just when I was setting up the Windows configuration (AMD drivers) it was needed. So would be interesting if you can test this out as well. If this also works for you, you do not need to use to USB stick and maybe can leave that additional EFI partition out.

If it does not work smoothly for you, I can PM you a disk image of my EFI bootloader partition.

Greetings,

Ralf

 

Hi Ralf,

Hope you are well in these weird times.

I created the additional EFI partition and I am now booting into windows 10 without the external USB connected :)!

I have tried to run windows without going over the EFI, just at the bootable partitions I pick, "windows". This unfortunately goes to the bootscreen of windows and stays on the windows logo, until I long press the power button to shut down the macbook pro. Is there anything extra you did? Or is this how you meant me to do it :)?

You think this could be something to do with the PCI.sys file? as I have that file replaced with the windows 10 1903 version of that file (and locked so it can not be overwritten with updates).

Also im running the Regular AMD drivers, not the bootcamp.com version of them, if that would change something?

Also, I have recently noticed, when playing the new game Call Of Duty: Warzone (free BR), that my macbook connected with the eGPU, has giant fps drops when loading in to the actual game level in a place where there is lot of buildings, my fps dips dramatically. I was wondering if you have experienced these issues too by any chance? As Im starting to believe this might be a AMD driver issue. As i can run different games like (Destiny 2, Apex Legends, CS GO, Sea Of Thieves) on Ultra settings with no hiccups.

Warm Regards

Jens

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Hi all, I'm having issues with pci.sys being constantly resored on boot. I'm on a Macbook Pro 13" 2016, Windows 10 Pro 1809, Mantiz Venus and Radeon RX 580.

I replaced the file pci.sys in /Windows/Sytem32/drivers and revoked access to the trusted installer like described in this post. But whenever I reboot I get  "Windows Automatic Repair" and the file is restored back to original.

Should I use latest Windows 1909 ? Why is this happening?

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cuppino
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Hello everyone,
currently on my imac 5k 2019 i have installed windows 10 pro 1903 (.295) and my egpu nvidia rtx 2080ti works regularly.
Still can not proceed to an update to the latest version of windows 1909 without blocking the functioning of the egpu?
I also ask pending the April 2020 update.

iMac 27" 5k 2019 (i9 9900k 3,6ghz, 40gb ram ddr4 2666 mhz, ssd 1tb, dgpu Radeon pro vega 48 8gb), Egpu: Razer Core X with ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme Core
Osx 10.15.3
Windows 10 pro 1903 (bootcamp with external ssd 1tb Samsung evo 860)


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Hi,

Have a Dell XPS 9380 + AMD RX 5600 XT + Razer Core X. Set-up was working fine for the past month. Upon start up this morning, the device was not working and the device manager now shows error 12 and with my rudimentary skills I haven't felt comfortable implementing any potential fixes. I am looking for advice on potential fixes or if moving to a different video card might alleviate some of the problems. Any advice that could be provided would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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What’s the Windows 10 OS build version on your XPS 9380?

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--UPDATE--

Working after following this: https://egpu.io/forums/bootcamp/macbook-pro-16-windows-egpu-error-12-fix/

I'm going to update a bit in that thread for clarification.

 

--END UPDATE---

 

Hi,

So many different threads going around about this. Found this one and seems to be on my track but need help. Summary:

Mac Mini 2018 (macOS Catalina 10.15.4)

Boot Camp partition with Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.720) (I installed the latest Version of Windows with Security Updates as of a few days ago)

eGPU w/ Radeon FX 580 (OWC Helios FX 650)

 

I haven't done anything outlined on the forums here yet. I am at the point when I boot into BootCamp (Windows), I installed the latest Adrenalin drivers from AMD's website. I see the eGPU in Windows Device Manager with yellow exclamation point. When I open the properties, I see the Code 12 error. If I reboot to BootCamp with eGPU plugged in, I get the windows logo flickering and reboot. I tried fix A above, doesn't work on my setup.

Can someone tell me the exact steps I should try to get the eGPU workin in boot camp at this point? Would like to create a guide after to show success with this setup.

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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@itsage, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.752)

 

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Posted by: @urzh

Hi,

So many different threads going around about this. Found this one and seems to be on my track but need help. Summary:

Mac Mini 2018 (macOS Catalina 10.15.4)

Boot Camp partition with Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.720) (I installed the latest Version of Windows with Security Updates as of a few days ago)

eGPU w/ Radeon FX 580 (OWC Helios FX 650)

 

I haven't done anything outlined on the forums here yet. I am at the point when I boot into BootCamp (Windows), I installed the latest Adrenalin drivers from AMD's website. I see the eGPU in Windows Device Manager with yellow exclamation point. When I open the properties, I see the Code 12 error. If I reboot to BootCamp with eGPU plugged in, I get the windows logo flickering and reboot. I tried fix A above, doesn't work on my setup.

Can someone tell me the exact steps I should try to get the eGPU workin in boot camp at this point? Would like to create a guide after to show success with this setup.

Sorry to hear, you are in the same boat as me. Tried that 1909 build and no luck. I too get the same AMD error while installing the drivers. Talked to Mat from bootcampdrivers.com and he said his drivers won't help with the Mac Mini 2018. I've tried it all, replacing the psi.sys file, fresh install and installed .295 and nothing. I did have my eGPU work perfectly when I had freshly installed .295 when it first came out, ever since it force updated I've been screwed and can't get back. I do think the main culprit right now is the AMD drivers, as I had my identical setup in .295 and the only thing different were the new (2020 February and later) AMD drivers, that now, come with a 207 error code. At this point I'm just crossing my fingers for Windows 10 2004 to fix this mess. 

Core i7 8700 2018 Mac Mini 16GB RAM Razer Core X Vega 64


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Posted by: @skatendo
Posted by: @urzh

Hi,

So many different threads going around about this. Found this one and seems to be on my track but need help. Summary:

Mac Mini 2018 (macOS Catalina 10.15.4)

Boot Camp partition with Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.720) (I installed the latest Version of Windows with Security Updates as of a few days ago)

eGPU w/ Radeon FX 580 (OWC Helios FX 650)

 

I haven't done anything outlined on the forums here yet. I am at the point when I boot into BootCamp (Windows), I installed the latest Adrenalin drivers from AMD's website. I see the eGPU in Windows Device Manager with yellow exclamation point. When I open the properties, I see the Code 12 error. If I reboot to BootCamp with eGPU plugged in, I get the windows logo flickering and reboot. I tried fix A above, doesn't work on my setup.

Can someone tell me the exact steps I should try to get the eGPU workin in boot camp at this point? Would like to create a guide after to show success with this setup.

Sorry to hear, you are in the same boat as me. Tried that 1909 build and no luck. I too get the same AMD error while installing the drivers. Talked to Mat from bootcampdrivers.com and he said his drivers won't help with the Mac Mini 2018. I've tried it all, replacing the psi.sys file, fresh install and installed .295 and nothing. I did have my eGPU work perfectly when I had freshly installed .295 when it first came out, ever since it force updated I've been screwed and can't get back. I do think the main culprit right now is the AMD drivers, as I had my identical setup in .295 and the only thing different were the new (2020 February and later) AMD drivers, that now, come with a 207 error code. At this point I'm just crossing my fingers for Windows 10 2004 to fix this mess. 

See my update:

--UPDATE--

Working after following this:  https://egpu.io/forums/bootcamp/macbook-pro-16-windows-egpu-error-12-fix/

I'm going to update a bit in that thread for clarification.

 

--END UPDATE---

Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts


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Posted by: @skatendo
Posted by: @urzh

Hi,

So many different threads going around about this. Found this one and seems to be on my track but need help. Summary:

Mac Mini 2018 (macOS Catalina 10.15.4)

Boot Camp partition with Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.720) (I installed the latest Version of Windows with Security Updates as of a few days ago)

eGPU w/ Radeon FX 580 (OWC Helios FX 650)

 

I haven't done anything outlined on the forums here yet. I am at the point when I boot into BootCamp (Windows), I installed the latest Adrenalin drivers from AMD's website. I see the eGPU in Windows Device Manager with yellow exclamation point. When I open the properties, I see the Code 12 error. If I reboot to BootCamp with eGPU plugged in, I get the windows logo flickering and reboot. I tried fix A above, doesn't work on my setup.

Can someone tell me the exact steps I should try to get the eGPU workin in boot camp at this point? Would like to create a guide after to show success with this setup.

Sorry to hear, you are in the same boat as me. Tried that 1909 build and no luck. I too get the same AMD error while installing the drivers. Talked to Mat from bootcampdrivers.com and he said his drivers won't help with the Mac Mini 2018. I've tried it all, replacing the psi.sys file, fresh install and installed .295 and nothing. I did have my eGPU work perfectly when I had freshly installed .295 when it first came out, ever since it force updated I've been screwed and can't get back. I do think the main culprit right now is the AMD drivers, as I had my identical setup in .295 and the only thing different were the new (2020 February and later) AMD drivers, that now, come with a 207 error code. At this point I'm just crossing my fingers for Windows 10 2004 to fix this mess. 

@skatendo

Although I can not help - one comment:

I am trying to prepare my Mac Mini 2014 + PowerColor Mini Pro as a back-up system. With MacOs High Sierra and purge-wrangler, no problem. However, with Windows 10 no matter what build I always get the same error 207 from the Radeon installation app.

On the other hand with my Mac Mini 2018 + PowerColor Mini Pro I had no problem at all - with both operating systems.

Success

Now: Mac Mini 2018 + PowerColor Mini Pro 240FU + AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB / Mac OS 10.15.4 + Win 10 1909
Before: Mac Mini 2014 + AKiTiO Node Lite (modif) + TB2->TB3 - EVGA Geforce GTX 1050Ti MacOS 10.13.6 + Win 10


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Props to @Maijo Jacob and his post here: https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2018-mac-mini-8th6cb-gigabyte-rx-580-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-x-macos-10-15-3-win10-1903/#post-76135

Disabling port 1901 and putting my Thunderbolt 3 cable from my eGPU to the port next to the ethernet solved my problem! @urzh, you might want to click that link and follow his instructions. I had already done what he suggested, other than disabling port 1901, and it fixed it! 

Core i7 8700 2018 Mac Mini 16GB RAM Razer Core X Vega 64


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I have read this entire thread and have been scouring the forums for some hope of success! I tried the replacement pci.sys provided earlier in the thread with no success on Windows 1909: I consistently got either Code 12 errors or BSODs (Device stuck in driver thread) with my setup. I have now updated to Insider Preview builds after reading of some success by posters of this thread. I am currently in the "Slow Ring" but I tried the "Fast Ring" and had the same results but more system instability so downgraded back to "Slow Ring"

 

My setup: Lenovo Yoga C930

Razer Core X with AORUS Radeon RX580 8G

Windows 10: 19041.172

 

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Any advice of things to try are welcome!

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