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Hi there,

I recently updated my PC from High Sierra to Catalina. HS is just too old for my programs, but was the best option for the NVIDIA graphics.
Now I installed Catalina successfully, but I've got one question:

Is it possible, to use the iGPU as before, but hide the NVIDIA-GPU from the OS?
Because if i install my NVIDIA to the PC to use it for gaming in Windows, MacOS runs into a kernel panic and is not able to boot..

I'm using the bootarg "nv-disable=1", but this doesn't help. Maybe you've got an idea.
I've attached my EFI folder and the panic log.
 

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Hi there,

I recently updated my PC from High Sierra to Catalina. HS is just too old for my programs, but was the best option for the NVIDIA graphics.
Now I installed Catalina successfully, but I've got one question:

Is it possible, to use the iGPU as before, but hide the NVIDIA-GPU from the OS?
Because if i install my NVIDIA to the PC to use it for gaming in Windows, MacOS runs into a kernel panic and is not able to boot..

I'm using the bootarg "nv-disable=1", but this doesn't help. Maybe you've got an idea.
I've attached my EFI folder and the panic log.
 

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The best solution is to have a separate PC for windows and macOS. If that's not doable then you've got to disable your Nvidia card. Search for: "SSDT trick to disable Nvidia."
 
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Thanks. Since the SSDT tricks didn't work because the program for doing the trick didn't function, i searched with your keywords.
There I saw the possibility to disable the NVidia GPU in the config.plist, as seen in the screenshot.
I also used the bootflag "-wegnoegpu" and it's working now!
 

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