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Windows 10 Bootcamp - what's changed?  

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(@tomasz_szulczewski)
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Sep 14, 2017 12:55 pm  

 

OK, I’m lost a bit with that one...

 

First off: - new to forum although used to actively read through TI forum... Hi everyone! 

 

My setup is as follows: rMBP late 2013 with GT 750M + ZOTAC GTX 970 in Akitio TB2 enclosure. I've built this eGPU back in 2015, following recommendations on TI and using Goalque's script (many thanks indeed!). It worked the usual way, i.e. halting boot with Option key and delaying plugging the TB cable. Haven't used it for few months and now for whatever reason the eGPU is not being detected by Windows... It works just fine under OS X (El Capitan, couldn't get it to work on Sierra and hopefully High Sierra will take care of it), as a matter of fact it's much simpler to get it up and running than it used to be, but I've spent last week trying to get it to work on Windows side and no luck.

 

Yes, I've read about hibernating (no joy), POST wire hack, EFI USB hack and so on. Thing is, it used to work without hiccup and the only change was that Win 10 updated itself some weeks ago. Could this be the reason? I'm tempted to reinstall Win to it's original state, without any updates just to proof that this is the reason, but perhaps I'm missing something obvious..?

Cheers,

-Tom-

(BTW - for those wondering why their eGPU is slowing down performance of built in retina screen: make sure you disable "Displays use separate spaces" in Mission Control. Gave me a bit of a headache that one...)

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Antharsious
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Sep 14, 2017 4:08 pm  

I assume you use an external screen with Bootcamp, don't you?

If you updated Windows to the Creators update, fast startup mode is probably activated. It might cause the issue you're reporting (no eGPU detected)...

Follow this guide to disable it 😉

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/win10-creators-update-discussion/#post-7619

2014 15" Macbook Pro GT750M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10

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(@tomasz_szulczewski)
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Sep 15, 2017 11:38 am  

Nope. Did not work. I've also tried Safe Mode and that didn't do anything either. In the end I gave up and reinstalled Win 10 to it's original state and... tadam! All back to normal. Looks like it was one of the updates...

For me the method that works 100% time is as follows:

- power down Macbook and Akitio (I have a power switch that disconnects the power brick), unplug TB cable

- plug in TB cable and start the macbook while holding Option key

- while in the boot menu, power up Akitio

- click and choose Windows Bootcamp partition or Mac OS. Works for both.

 

Anyway, Happy days. Now just need to reinstall the Witcher...   🙂

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Antharsious
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Sep 15, 2017 3:07 pm  

Thank you to come back to share your success story 😉

This is interesting because I also tested my setup (the same as yours) with an external screen and updated Windows 10 several times without any issue. It has been a while since I have used the external screen however. It would be interesting to run this setup again. I will add this on my to-do list 🙂

2014 15" Macbook Pro GT750M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder2) + Win10

Impact of Turboboost on performances and fan noise level (MacBook Pro)


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baris3
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Sep 15, 2017 3:34 pm  
Posted by: Antharsious

Thank you to come back to share your success story 😉

This is interesting because I also tested my setup (the same as yours) with an external screen and updated Windows 10 several times without any issue. It has been a while since I have used the external screen however. It would be interesting to run this setup again. I will add this on my to-do list 🙂

can u check your private message

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(@tomasz_szulczewski)
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Sep 15, 2017 11:11 pm  

Well, it may be that it's the particular setup issue (I use Paragon NTFS for example and that's what takes care of setting up startup partition when I switch between Win and Mac OS), but I just can't be bothered to fully investigate it. I only use Windows for playing one game (but it's THE game!   🙂  and on Mac OS side my eGPU is used mainly with Resolve and for that I don't even need second monitor (well, it does considerably speed up the export from FCPx, but nVidia and FCPx are not the perfect marriage IMHO). If I get bored I'll perhaps look into accelerating internal screen, but it's not my main priority. I'm really looking forward to High Sierra and native support for eGPU. Having small (ish) laptop and external box for heavy lifting when needed  is the solution that works for me - I travel quite far and carrying iMac Pro is out of the question 😉

Thanks for your suggestions anyway!

BTW - for those interested in performance gains - without eGPU Resolve starts choking on single blur node with 4K video, with GTX970 connected I can run 14 blur nodes and still get 24 fps playback. (I've just seen YT video where some smartie claims that eGPU is only viable option on TB3 setups - well, agree to disagree...)

Cheers,

-Tom-

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