Bootcamp on late 2013 Macbook Pro

AzN1337c0d3r

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Sep 13, 2010
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Two burning questions:

1. Thunderbolt hotplug under Windows?
2. Graphics switching under Windows?

Does anyone know if they fixed the above issues yet?
 

JDHiro

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Oct 24, 2013
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Seattle, WA
Two burning questions:

1. Thunderbolt hotplug under Windows?
2. Graphics switching under Windows?

Does anyone know if they fixed the above issues yet?
First of all, as of this moment there are MAJOR problems with Bootcamp on the new 2013 Retina MacBooks. Check this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5474320?start=0&tstart=0

1. The Thunderbolt protocol is pluggable be design. I've used it with monitors and HDDs under Windows - no problems.
2. Very doubtful.
 

neteng101

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Jan 7, 2009
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I got Windows 7 to install using Boot Camp Assistant and the USB creation from ISO - but it did require Windows 7 SP1 install media, or it would hang halfway during the install. 13" rMBP late 2013.

I don't have any TB devices and no graphics switching on the 13" but I'm almost positive that would be a NO on the 15" that has the 750M.
 

Xerotech

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Jul 22, 2011
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Two burning questions:

1. Thunderbolt hotplug under Windows?
2. Graphics switching under Windows?

Does anyone know if they fixed the above issues yet?
1. Not sure, but Sony uses Intel Lightpeak which is Thunderbolt. Windows must support some sort of thunderbolt. Poke around with Sony. ;)

2. No, it does not for me.
 

JDHiro

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Oct 24, 2013
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Seattle, WA
I got Windows 7 to install using Boot Camp Assistant and the USB creation from ISO - but it did require Windows 7 SP1 install media, or it would hang halfway during the install. 13" rMBP late 2013
Windows 7 seems to be OK. Windows 8 and 8.1, not so OK.
 

JDHiro

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Oct 24, 2013
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Seattle, WA
so 8.1 is not supported by Bootcamp yet? i'd love to install it, but would rather wait instead of work arounds. how long does Apple usually take to update?
There are some workaround if you check out thread I linked above. I was finally able to get Win 8.1 running on my new rMBP.
 

pirlo2000

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Jan 1, 2012
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Sorry guys, but i'm a newbie to Apple Macbooks ... i got last month a new macbook pro 15 inch..

I was planning to use bootcamp to install windows.. now what do you mean by graphics switching under windows?

I believe you mean switching between the HD4000 iGPU and the Nvidia dGPU , under windows, right?

and in this case if i 'm gonna install a game on windows, and it needs the dGPU, how can i control the hardware so as to operate it on Nvidia? or i have no choice and my limit will be the HD4000 iGPU?

Thanks folks!
 

Atomic Walrus

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Sep 24, 2012
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Sorry guys, but i'm a newbie to Apple Macbooks ... i got last month a new macbook pro 15 inch..

I was planning to use bootcamp to install windows.. now what do you mean by graphics switching under windows?

I believe you mean switching between the HD4000 iGPU and the Nvidia dGPU , under windows, right?

and in this case if i 'm gonna install a game on windows, and it needs the dGPU, how can i control the hardware so as to operate it on Nvidia? or i have no choice and my limit will be the HD4000 iGPU?

Thanks folks!
It's the opposite: The system will always use the dGPU, the iGPU is not even visible to Windows. Gaming performance should be better than OS X simply because of how much better the support for D3D is (MS has spent a lot of money making this the case).

The disadvantage is that non-gamers are stuck with the dGPU switched on, which means significantly worse battery life.
 
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