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2013 Mac Pro Boot Camp Problem [UPD]

You see, I have two accounts on this machine: a personal account where I run WSL and an AAD-enrolled account where I do work stuff. If I started WSL on the personal account and then logged into the AAD-enrolled account without logging out of the personal account, the machine would spontaneously reboot after exactly 10 minutes. It took me a long time to notice that this sequence of events was deterministic, but once I figured that out, I could start hypothesizing what the problems could be.

2013 Mac Pro Boot Camp Problem

I imagined that these could be beneficial and might fix this problem… but knowing how picky Apple hardware can be and how Boot Camp ships with its own ancient drivers, I had avoided installing those. Unfortunately, the random reboots were quite a problem, so at some point, YOLO-style during a work day, I selected all of these optional updates and applied them.

The Mac Pro 2013 has been prone to an abnormal rate of failures due to heat, with a nameless Apple exec quoted as saying, "think we designed ourselves into a bit of a thermal corner if you will". Apple also took steps to extend its repair program, but problems persist. Despite the naysayers, the Mac Pro 2013 isn't without its fans (no pun intended), as at the time of its unveiling, it was a powerful, quirky computer in a diminutive form factor. Despite its limited upgradability, the computer is a modular design, and nearly ever significant part can be replaced. Only the 2019 Mac Pro since it has allowed for the range of user serviceability of the 2013 (although the iMac 5k is a close second). It's the bridge to a bygone era where CPUs and storage, and even GPUs were removable. Perhaps the 2019 Mac Pro a return to PCIe, but more than likely, 2013 will be the template.. Edit: The Mac Pro 2019 marks an expensive return to PCIe.

The Mac Pro 2013 has had a few firmware upgrades. Unlike previous Mac Pros, where a firmware upgrade allowed for faster CPUs/RAM, AFPS, and NVMe booting for certain models, the Mac Pro 2013 has been meager. The MP61.0120.B00 boot ROM included support for NVMe booting (found in the High Sierra update). Most recently, the boot ROM version was included in the 10.14.4 Developer Preview. With some firmware upgrades, some users found 4k displays no longer supporting 60 Hz, which requires an SMC reset and removing the offending PLists. See the useful links below. Previously the updates were distributed separately from the OS , but in 10.13+. they have been distributed with OS.

Always make sure the computer is able to output video before buying. Next to, the lower the AMD GPU model, the more chance it will remain problem-free. Unfortunately, Apple stopped selling the D300 Mac Pros long ago, so it may be better tracking down a D500 model. Next up, many users have placed their Mac Pro 2013s on laptop coolers to help with the thermals. Due to the exceptionally tiny case, there are no internal cooling hacks beyond turning the fan up using 3rd party software. Lastly, have an exit strategy, you may live a full problem-free existence with a 2013 Mac Pro, but you may also end up with its GPUs failing. Apple has closed its free replacement program as of April 2018 for the GPUs, and internet prices list anywhere from $700-$1200 from Apple or authorized service centers to replace the GPUs. At this price, it is effectively cheaper to buy a replacement Mac Mini. Working GPUs in the 3rd party sector are virtually impossible to find, and the rare ones that pop up fetch the price of Apple replacements. To be fair, this is the same problem laptop users face. While it is common sense, if you contract or freelance or work where you provide your own hardware, always have a plan that minimizes downtime. Despite being a modular design, the most failure-prone component is the absolute hardest to replace due to the lack of any inventory. Also, Apple quotes 3-5 days for a Mac Pro 2013 GPU replacement. This isn't to say it will fail, but there are plenty of horror stories on the internet. This could be the case relatively small, vocal group, but the general consensus is that the Mac Pro 2013 is not the most stable design.

I installed Windows 10 (bootcamp) before upgrading to macOS Sierra. Everything worked fine until I wanted to increase the harddisk size of the Windows partition. I used the Disk Utility to decrease the size of the Mac partition, which resulted in xx GB of unused space.

Not sure if it's relevant to your problem, but I had a similar experience. I updated to High Sierra then Windows 8.1 was no longer not willing to boot. It starts with the blue Windows logo, tries to load, then fails with a BSOD. I tried reinstalling Windows 8.1 from scratch by deleting the Boot Camp partition, creating it again, and installing Windows. After Apple's Boot Camp's software install (in the running Windows) and rebooting, it BSOD'd again.

If your Mac boots successfully into Safe mode, it's a sign that external factors are causing your problem. You can now start uninstalling any new apps, disabling startup items, removing hardware, or undoing any other recent changes that may be the culprit.

NVRAM (non-volatile random access memory) is a special section of memory that stores certain settings a Mac needs to access quickly. Although problems with this are not likely to render your computer unbootable, resetting it as a precaution will do no harm.

I am having more of a Windows Boot Manager issue. I created a dual boot image (Mavericks/Windows7 on a brand new 2014 iMac) then pulled the image to our Deploy Studio server (v1.6.11). When I deploy the image it works fine but when I boot to Windows I get a Windows Boot Manager asking me to repair my installation. Could it be that I am using the wrong bootcamp drivers? And seriously, if Windows 8 will fix it, I will gladly install that if it is more forgiving when running on Mac hardware. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.

The problem, first emerged in February 2013 and escalated throughout 2014 as more and more owners of the affected models began to experience issues. While playing games, watching HD video or performing another graphics-intensive task, users have witnessed their displays distorting, or sometimes going completely blank. Rebooting the machine temporarily resolves the issue, but it almost always returns.

However, if your Mac boots fine in Safe Mode, but has problems otherwise, you probably have a software problem related to something that loads at startup. You might guess that a third-party kernel extension was the culprit, but it could also be a corrupt font. Start poking around in the various Library folders on your Mac.

I recently upgraded the standard HDD in my early 2011 Macbook Pro to a SSD. Instead of cloning as most contributors to several posts have done, I performed a CLEAN install of Mac OS on the new SSD. I have installed the SSD and things are running smooth on the Mac side; however, I am still needing to boot into Windows to run certain programs. On my old HDD I had a Bootcamp Partition where I booted to. Since I performed a clean install of Mac OS to the new SSD, there is no Bootcamp partition. I was hoping I could boot into the Bootcamp partition on the old HDD when I Restart-Opt on MAc. The old HDD image is recognized along with the new SSD and an alternate External I have, but does not recognize the Bootcamp partition as before. I have the old HDD plugged via SATA, and when booted in Mac Os the old HDD and old Bootcamp partition still appear under my Finder window.Do you know of a method where I can boot into the Bootcamp partition, or what must I do to do so. I would like to not partition the new SSD if possible, and perhaps use the old HDD for a dedicated Windows partition to boot from if connected. Any info helps. Thanks in advance!

Before you install Windows 10 on Mac with Bootcamp it is important to back up your files and to make sure you are aware of the current Windows 10 upgrade problems that you may run into. There are also a number of Windows 10 problems that you need to be aware.

Using Windows 10 on a Mac computer is easy than most people give credit. Then again, it doesn't mean that it doesn't come with particular problems of its own. Sometimes boot camping Windows 10 on the Mac computer could result in audio or sound issues. However, there are multiple methods to solve it, and we will show you four of them in our guide.

Boot Camp - Boot camp has become a catch-all phrase for interval-style conditioning classes that combine high-intensity cardio with challenging strength work, often with less equipment and a "military" mindset. These group experiences (both big and small) can be found in health clubs, at personal training studios and even in parks. Originally, boot camp sprung from military-inspired workouts with "drill sergeant" type coaching techniques. You will still find boot camps that follow this formula, but you'll also find offshoot classes like CrossFit that have the same with different exercises. One thing is certain, if you engage in boot camp be ready to work, as research has shown this style of workout burns some serious calories! Classes tend to move fast with very little downtime and the challenging exercises. The camaraderie makes the experience fun and may push you to do things you probably would not do otherwise, which can be good (or bad!). Be certain to work up to a boot camp (be in good physical condition, free of joint pain or injury) and listen to your body! Athletic wear is the best option, and don't forget your towel or water bottle for this workout.

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