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MWoer
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Boot the intel compute stick from an usb-stick ?

Is it possible to boot the STCK1A32WFC intel compute stick from a usb stick with the latest bios?

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idata
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Hello MWoerlee:

 

 

In regard to your question, yes, you can always try a BIOs update using a USB flash drive.

 

 

On the following link you will find the instruction of how to do that, it is called the F7 method:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005724.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005724.html

 

 

Also, here is the file needed to do the update, version 0034 latest:

 

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26502/BIOS-Update-FCBYT10H-86A-?product=86612 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26502/BIOS-Update-FCBYT10H-86A-?product=86612

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Alberto

 

MWoer
New Contributor I
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I know how to update the bios and have done that several times but that's not my problem.

I want to use an image copy of disk C: made by the backup program Macrium Reflect (in case of problems)

This program uses an bootable USB as startup but in that case the boot tpriority in the bios has to be set to first USB and after that disk C:

In the boot menue of the STCK1A32WFC I can not find the priority settings - perhaps the do not exist.

That's my question. A Google search and a search in this forum had no result.

Regards,

Maarten

idata
Community Manager
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Hello MWoerlee:

 

 

Let me apologize if I misunderstood your question.

 

 

In order for the stick to be able to boot from a USB stick as you mentioned an option on the BIOS is needed to enable that or to activate that, in this case that option is not available and the stick will only recognize the internal chip where the OS is installed or the SD card as boot devices, a USB stick will not show as an option to boot from.

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Alberto

 

MWoer
New Contributor I
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Dear Alberto,

It is rather confusing

 

because I received from Germán, Intel Customer Support the message below:

Who will I believe?

Regards,

Maarten

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Dear Mr.

In order to solve your

 

problem, please update to the latest BIOS 0034 if you haven't done so:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26502/BIOS-Update-FCBYT10H-86A-?product=86612 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26502/BIOS-Update-FCBYT10H-86A-?product=86612

Once you have done it, you

 

should be able to boot into a USB by doing the following:

Once you are in the BIOS

 

please enable USB boot, then set the Boot Drive Order to the one you want.

Please note that the only

 

OS supported are 10 and 8.1

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000005899.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000005899.html

Lastly, please check if

 

when pressing F10 and manually the USB is recognised. The USB needs to be

 

recognised as bootable if you want to add an entry in the boot menu.

Please let us know if this

 

solves your query.

Best regards,

Germán

Intel Customer Support

idata
Community Manager
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Hello MWoerlee:

 

 

In regard to your inquiry, yes, those will be the steps that we provide when you need to install the operating system on the stick, some sticks came without the OS pre-installed and in those cases those will be the instructions to install it, by using the F10 menu.

 

 

Also, as it was mentioned above you will be able to set up the boot priority on the BIOS under the tab USB boot and then USB boot driver order.

 

 

But the thing about this scenario is that since the information that you are going to use is an image copy of disk C: made by the backup program Macrium Reflect, we cannot guarantee that it will work as expected since a 3rd party program is involved and the stick and the F10 option was tested by Intel only for OS installation.

 

 

Let me apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

Any further questions about this matter, please let me know.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Alberto

 

MWoer
New Contributor I
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Dear Alberto,

Thanks for your answer.

After inspecting the boot (F2) of the compute stick I tried the F10 procedure and this works.

So the stick booted from a USB stick with Macrium Reflect software.

But I did not restore the images of the C:\ partitions. At a crash I will do that.

I realize you give no guarantee but till now the Reflect software never has disappointed me.

I am satisfied so for me this case can be closed.

Regards,

Maarten

idata
Community Manager
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Hello MWoerlee:

 

 

You are welcome.

 

 

Thank you very much for letting us know those details.

 

 

Perfect, excellent, it is great to hear that you were able to boot from the USB stick with Macrium Reflect software without any problems.

 

 

Any other inquiry, do not hesitate in contact us again.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Alberto

 

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