I purchased this "Intel Compute Stick" a few months ago and was very happy with it until I made a mistake. The device was originally running Windows 8.1 and I just, nonchalantly, upgraded it to Windows 10.1 without giving it another thought! I had recently purchased a new PC and I upgraded that desktop computer to Windows 10 and everything went fine. Of course, after I realized that the Compute Stick was not working, I did some research and discovered that certain drivers had to be loaded first, before the rest of the upgrade proceeded. I am now in a real Catch 22; my main computer is now Windows 10 so I cannot make 8.1 recovery media (I tried the online tool but could not get that to work properly either).
How can I recover? I can get into the root drive ("X") and I can start in the "Safe mode" but I am still having problems getting things back to normal…
First I recommend you to do a recovery of the system to factory defaults:
Then Update the Intel® Compute Stick BIOS; please download the latest BIOS version for this unit in the following
Here you can find BIOS update Instructions for Intel® Compute Stick
After, you will have to proceed with the Windows® Update, I suggest you to do the recovery media step.
Check in the link below the Windows® 10 Update Instructions:
Windows® 10 Threshold 2 Update Guide for Intel® Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC