Bootcamp on late 2013 Macbook Pro

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  1. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. JDHiro macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  3. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. AzN1337c0d3r thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Except Apple didn't release hot-pluggable drivers for Windows for 2012 Retina Macbook Pros. There's even a Knowledge Base article about it:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5219#22
     
  5. Xerotech macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. JDHiro macrumors regular

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    Windows 7 seems to be OK. Windows 8 and 8.1, not so OK.
     
  7. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  8. JDHiro macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  9. pirlo2000 macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  10. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  11. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    i actually installed 8.1 without any workarounds and just going through the normal Bootcamp procedure. :)
     
  12. JDHiro macrumors regular

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    Lucky you =|

    Is it booting as EFI or BIOS?
     
  13. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm not quite sure how i would check. i assumed that normal bootcamp install procedure always went via BIOS? either way.. bootup is already fast at 9 secs
     
  14. holden j caufield macrumors newbie

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    Is bootcamp sorted out for the late 2013 retina with dgpu. I'm currently running fusion to use my windows apps
     

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