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Alec
 Alec
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I’ve been plugging in my eGPU at boot for my 2019 13” MacBook Pro, but I’ve noticed that it adds an additional 30 seconds of boot time in Windows. Is there a way to solve this?

 

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itsage
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Are you using any boot loader? I’ve noticed this long boot up into Windows as well when there’s an eGPU connected. My guess is Windows trying to initiate/allocate resource for the eGPU during this process which causes a delay compared to normal boot.

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joevt
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I remember on my Mac Pro 2008 it takes 30 seconds to boot an EFI boat loader on a FAT partition than it does on an HFS+ partition. I don't think this is related but it's interesting.

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Alec
 Alec
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Posted by: @itsage

Are you using any boot loader? I've noticed this long boot up into Windows as well when there's an eGPU connected. My guess is Windows trying to initiate/allocate resource for the eGPU during this process which causes a delay compared to normal boot.

No boot loader. 

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


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