Resolved Thunderbolt hotplug on Windows 10?

FiZi

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Oct 22, 2014
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Anyone boot camping Windows 10 and tried hotplugging a Thunderbolt device, like say the GBe Adapter, and had it work?
 
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FiZi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 22, 2014
3
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Canada
Well. I found my answer in the Apple FAQ:

26.Are Thunderbolt devices “hot pluggable” using Windows with Boot Camp?

The iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and the Mac mini (Late 2014) support “hot pluggable” Thunderbolt devices using Windows 8 or 8.1 (both as 64-bit only).

For all other Mac computers, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 scans and activates Thunderbolt devices connected to Thunderbolt ports only during the Windows startup process. If your device was not plugged in at start up, Windows will not detect it without a restart.
Guess that means it's a BIOS/UFI limitation in MBPs and not a OS/Driver issue.

Shame.
 
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