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TXavi
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does the Firmware supports CSM (a.k.a. booting in normal BIOS mode not UEFI)?

does the Firmware supports CSM (a.k.a. booting in normal BIOS mode not UEFI)?

Can a 64 bit windows 8.1 or 10 be installed on the stick?

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Hans_B_Intel
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Hello,

Changing the OS is not supported by the product warranty, this is specified in the "What this limited warranty does not cover" section of the product.

TXavi
Beginner
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I don't care about the warranty,

the question is will it work or not.

Or to ask in a way that does not violate the warranty:

Will it be possible to boot a x64 Windows 8.1 ToGo USB stick on this computing stick?

TXavi
Beginner
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So since intel is reading here as otehr threads shown,

would some intel guy care to answer the question if the UEFI on the stick is 32 or 64 bit and if it has a CSM ?

Hans_B_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

I'll give some suggestions.

The Bios Configuration supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit and windows 8.1 32 bit only. So it would not be possible to install windows 64 bit.

Regarding the CSM, The Bios doesn't show CSM support, However you can enable or disable the internal UEFI shell, which makes it like a BIOS system when disabled.

TXavi
Beginner
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Well but a typical 64bit windows can be installed on any PC that has a plain old BIOS system, so the question is if the UEFI shell is disabled does it than really boot like an ordinary old PC? And I'm not sure to what extent a 64bit Ubuntu is different from a 64 bit windows 7 or 8 boot wise?

Could you try to boot a windows 8.1 x64 installation USB stick (no need to install anything just check if you get to see the setup screen, the PE environment used for that is also 64 bit)

or if you have a windows 8 enterprise some ware and a extern HDD you can make a Windows2GO disk and boot it on the compute stick.

 

It would be really awesome if you could do any of the tests

 

For me it is very important to be able to install a 64 bit windows on the stick, I want to use it as a new part of my wearable PC system.

 

 

Cheers

Trax

Hans_B_Intel
Employee
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Let me check to see what I can do.

TXavi
Beginner
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hi, any news.

Hans_B_Intel
Employee
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Hi TraxXavier,

This would be an interesting test, but I really would not be able to perform any tests using the stick out of specs.

TXavi
Beginner
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I'm pretty sure booting a windows 8 togo OS from a extern HDD or USB stick is not out of specs.

It does not do any changes to the stick, it does not even mount the harddrives by default, after boot only the usb stick/drive is mounted.

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