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MSilv25
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STCK1A32WFC BIOS file FCXXXX.bio vs SCXXXX.bio

Hi Intel Comunity,

For Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC:

It's impossible to open any BIOS file (FCXXXX.bio) with the latest ITK 5.0.4.575.

But for Intel Compute Stick STK1AW32SC:

It's possible to open any BIOS file (SCXXXX.bio) with the latest ITK 5.0.4.575.

Why?

And how can I open my BIOS File FCXXXX.bio?

Which is the best Intel Software?

Thank you very much,

Best Regards,

Manuel

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Mitchell_R_Intel
Employee
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If you look at the supported products for ITK, Compute Stick is not listed. ITK is only for older Desktop motherboards and most NUC products.

MSilv25
Beginner
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Dear MrMitch,

Thanks for the answer.

But it's possible to open the BIOS files SCXXXX.bio of Intel Compute Stick STK1AW32SC which are more recentt than the STCK1A32WFC.

Also, yet it's not available BIOS files for STK2MV64CC to try open with ITK.

Anyone from Intel can help me?

Thank you very much,

Best Regards

Manuel

Mitchell_R_Intel
Employee
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You may be able to open a BIO file in ITK but Intel does not support Compute Stick at all in ITK. These use a different type of BIOS core then the NUC. Also, ITK is no longer being updated so I don't know what it may do to a BIO file on newer products since it's last update.

MSilv25
Beginner
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Thanks again MrMitch,

The newer STK1AW32SC is a Compute Stick and it is possible to open with ITK. But the older Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC it's not possible!

Have you try it? it works fine with the new Compute Stick STK1AW32SC bios file SC0019.bio for example.

Best Regards,

Manuel

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello, Manuel.FR.Silva:

Thank you for contacting the Intel Communities.

As of now, only the Intel® Desktop Boards and Intel® NUCs are the ones fully supported for the Intel® Integrator Toolkit.

Please refer to the section "This download is valid for the product(s) listed below" in this link:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22856/Intel-Integrator-Toolkit?v=t Download Intel® Integrator Toolkit

If any additional questions are present, do not hesitate to advise us.

Regards,

Esteban C

MSilv25
Beginner
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Hi EstebanC_Intel,

Thank you for the answer.

However, that's no completed true...because you can open the BIOS file SC0019.bio for the Intel Compute Stick STK1AW32SC.

Now, how can I open the FC0031.bio?

Thank you very much for the help,

Best Regards,

Manuel

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello, Manuel.FR.Silva:

Thank you for your answer.

Let me further investigate into this scenario.

I will be providing you with my outcome.

Regards,

Esteban C

MSilv25
Beginner
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Hi EstebanC_Intel,

Thank you very much.

This is one of the best customer support communitie I ever see!...

Congratulations!

I'm doing some works with my students and using Compute Sticks STCK1A32WFC (the first we saw available last december).

 

Plus we are thinking on buying Intel's Galileo+Edison for our works.

 

Thank you very much for don't give up of my problem.

 

With my best regards,

Manuel

 

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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No problem Manuel.FR.Silva.

As soon as I get an outcome about this, I will be informing you.

Regards,

Esteban C

MSilv25
Beginner
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Hi EstebanC_Intel,

Did you find outcome of my problem?

Thank you very much,

Best Regards,

Manuel

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello, Manuel.FR.Silva:

Thank you for your post, no updates so far.

As soon as I get a response from this, I will let you know.

Regards,

Esteban C

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello, Manuel.FR.Silva:

I regret to inform you that "As of August 1, 2015, Intel has ended support for Intel® Integrator Toolkit (ITK). The software will remain available on Download Center through the end of 2015."

This information (disclaimer added before" can be found in the download page for the product: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22856/Intel-Integrator-Toolkit?v=t Download Intel® Integrator Toolkit

The BIOS file that was tested may not have an specific setting/file that is allowing the Intel® Integrator Toolkit to open the file.

As far as we know, the support for this is not going to be available again.

If you require any further information or support, feel free to contact the Intel Communities back.

Regards,

Esteban C

MSilv25
Beginner
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Hi,

I'm contacting again about my problem...

As your concern, please tell me the best way to open the Intel bios files FCxxxx.bio and SCxxxx.bio?

Thank you very much,

Best Regards,

Manuel

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Manuel,

You are either not listening or just not understanding what you are being told. I can't make it any clearer: The .BIO files for Intel Compute Sticks (ICS) are not supported by Intel Integrator Toolkit (ITK).

  1. The fact that you were able to open even one of these .BIO files was pure luck.
  2. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to open subsequent releases of this same .BIO file.
  3. It is not guaranteed that any changes you make to a .BIO file will actually be applied when this .BIO file is installed.
  4. It is entirely possible that attempting to install an ITK-modified .BIO file could corrupt your BIOS, possibly permanently bricking it.

Bottom line, do not use this tool on Intel Compute Stick .BIO files. Answering your last question, there is no valid way to open the FC, SC or CC .BIO files.

...S

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