Anyone got Thunderbolt 1 works on Bootcamp windows?

yashiharu

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iMac 2011 27"

I have tried:
1) Install Bootcamp windows on external Akitio duo SSD, failed
2) Install Bootcamp windows 7 on internal SSD (UEFI mode), failed
3) Install Bootcamp windows 10 on internal SSD (whatever mode), failed with drivers issue
4) Install Bootcamp windows 7 on internal SSD (BIOS mode), success

but Thunderbolt 1 can never be used
even with intel driver installed

TB1 external enclosure not working (can't even boot into windows)
TB1 to USB 3.0 hub not working (recognize but no driver)
TB1 eGPU not working (can't even boot into windows)

Any advice?
 

fathergll

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I recall the only way I was able to get Windows on an external drive was using cloning software on a Thunderbolt 2 external drive. It was a major major pain. But that was a 2014 iMac.
 

SaSaSushi

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I've been running BootCamp Windows 10 on a Thunderbolt 1 (Delock 42510) enclosure for a few years now. I did originally back up and restore the clone to the TB drive using Winclone. I highly recommend the app. It also now supports incremental backups.
 

yashiharu

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Microsoft by default does not allow Windows to be installed on an external drive as an anti-piracy measure no aspersions.
but I saw some video which showed it works ... with newer mac ...

I am ok with internal windows now, just want all my other thunderbolt devices work on windows too.
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I've been running BootCamp Windows 10 on a Thunderbolt 1 (Delock 42510) enclosure for a few years now. I did originally back up and restore the clone to the TB drive using Winclone. I highly recommend the app. It also now supports incremental backups.
thx, good to try
 

Mike Boreham

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Long thread here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/bootcamp-windows-10-from-external-drive.1815672/

I got it working on a USB3 connected SSD using Winclone. I initially installed Bootcamp internally then used Winclone to move it to an external. The method I used was on the Winclone support site, and involved a registry edit before the final image. There are other methods as on the thread. Didn't try TB1. Any special reason you want to use TB1? USB 3 is fast enough for most external SSDs.
 

yashiharu

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Long thread here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/bootcamp-windows-10-from-external-drive.1815672/

I got it working on a USB3 connected SSD using Winclone. I initially installed Bootcamp internally then used Winclone to move it to an external. The method I used was on the Winclone support site, and involved a registry edit before the final image. There are other methods as on the thread. Didn't try TB1. Any special reason you want to use TB1? USB 3 is fast enough for most external SSDs.
because iMac 2011 has no USB 3 port ... the fastest port is TB1
 

Mike Boreham

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because iMac 2011 has no USB 3 port ... the fastest port is TB1
Pretty good reason!

You could do what I did with my 2011 MBP which was the same, get a Caldigit thunderbolt hub which plugs into the TB1 port and provides 2 (or 3, can't recall) USB3 ports.
You don't need the latest version of the hub. The original will do, and might still be available new.

EDIT This one:
http://www.caldigit.com/thunderboltstation/

EDIT2. Just remembered there were some bootability issues. The issue was whether you can boot from an external connected to the hub.. would be worth checking with Caldigit if you are interested.
 
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