1. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    OS X Yosemite/Windows 10
       15 May 2016 #1

    Bootcamp Windows 10 Thunderbolt not reconized


    I just rebooted my MacBook pro retina and reinstalled windows 10 via bootcamp. I have an external ssd and I usually rely on thunderbolt. It also have usb 3. Problem is, thunderbolt is not being recognized in windows 10. It works with the os x partition. So I am trying to find the correct driver to get it working. I formatted the drive to exFat to work with both os x and windows 10. I want to transfer files back and forth like music, photos and apps. Anyways, my main problem is trying to get the thunderbolt drive to work. My external drive lights up but nothing picks up on windows. Any help I can get? Thanks in advance.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,578
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 May 2016 #2

    A fast Bing search showed this on first page: Download Thunderbolt: Intel Thunderbolt driver (Windows 8 driver should also work in Windows 10, although I'm not sure if this driver works on your Mac).

    It also seems important to disable Windows Fast Boot: Boot Camp: Thunderbolt devices not recognized after Windows 8 upgrade - Apple Support

    Kari
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  3. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    OS X Yosemite/Windows 10
       16 May 2016 #3

    Kari said: View Post
    A fast Bing search showed this on first page: Download Thunderbolt: Intel Thunderbolt driver (Windows 8 driver should also work in Windows 10, although I'm not sure if this driver works on your Mac).

    It also seems important to disable Windows Fast Boot: Boot Camp: Thunderbolt devices not recognized after Windows 8 upgrade - Apple Support

    Kari
    I get an error

    source file not found "C:|users.....Temp1_TBT_Win7_32_64_Win8.1_64_2.0.4.250 (1).zip\Winx64|tbtsvc.exe"
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,578
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 May 2016 #4

    I tested the driver download, extracted the compressed zip without issues:

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    Launched the installer, no issues:

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  5. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    OS X Yosemite/Windows 10
       16 May 2016 #5

    Ok, so installation went successfully. I forgot to unzip. I'm such a scrub. lol
    Anyways, but my device is still not being picked up on windows...I tried connection with usb 3 and it got picked up in connection. But not thunderbolt...its strange because it works with my mac os x partition...hmmm

    *UPDATE*
    Strange. It got picked up after restarting the computer only while it is plugged in. No notifications or anything. I guess this will do then. If I were to plug it back in, nothing. Oh well. Thanks though. ^_^
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