The Intel Compute Stick is using UEFI for boot device selection. The device you are trying to boot from must support this. Further you can only boot from something formatted to support a 32bit UEFI (So no Windows x64), for whatever reason, Intel decided that even though they have a 64 bit capable CPU, the firmware only supports 32bit installations. (Except in the case of Linux.)
Hopefully this sheds a little light on your problem.
You have to set the BIOS to boot from Ubuntu if you have Windows version. F2 at boot and then set the operating system to Ubuntu and then save and reboot. Then you can see devices to boot from with F10.
You can boot from a microSD card as well. I copied Ubuntu over to a card with dd (or use Win32DiskImager on Windows) to copy the ISO over. Boots just fine.
You just need a UEFI Bootable USB. Use an app called rufus to make one, worked like a charm for me to install the Pro version of Windows 8.1 32bit on this thing.
Use Tutorial 1 on this page:
I did the same but am having some issues getting the graphics driver installed and also I have a bunch of things that aren't recognized in device manager. How did you fix those?
Seems I have them too, I'm going to try making a Windows 8.1 Installer with the Compute Stick drivers integrated.......cause when I try to install the drivers it tells me I don't meet the system requirements. DOH!
Hi, I cant even boot on any usb stick. I am not getting any option for "Boot on USB" while I am restarting the intel compute stick. I tried F10 but it just shows "Windows Boot Manager: OS Boot Loader" only. I have also set from BIOS to boot from ubuntu but nothing changed.
If the USB stick is not seen in the bios when pressing F10 on boot then make sure the USB stick is formatted with FAT32 and GPT/UEFI not NTFS ... choose FAT32 in the RUFUS application when creating the USB.
I have found the drivers needed to install unknown and missing devices. I have installed all devices and im running Windows 10 Pro x86 Build 10122. I have the 3 drivers packages that will install the missing devices. They are called inf_win8.1_18.104.22.1686. , proc_io_win8.1_32_603.9600.1948.32979 and sp69306. I will find a place to upload them so you can get them. Be back with a link ASAP.
Link in previous post has no driver for graphics so here is the total 4 driver packages. Was not 3 but 4 packs I had found: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zf94gvhagbaghsn/DriversFull.rar?dl=0 Dropbox - DriversFull.rar
Create an USB stick with Windows 10 then use program called Rufus to create the stick. Use the settings shown on this image:
Remember to use x86 version of Windows as x64 wont work.
Plug USB stick into the compute stick and then hit F10 under boot to chose the USB stick. Use wall plug power and dont use bluetooth keyboard or mouse but usb or wifi.
These settings in Rufus helped me create working USB stick and install Windows 10 x86 Pro Build 10122.
I cannot get this to boot to USB. I have tried all settings, used RUFUS, Created a bootable drive using Rufus, changed to the Ubuntu in the BIOS, and still nothing. I have tried several utilities. All I want to do is upgrade to Windows 8.1 PRO so I can test these and see how they function, to determine if they would be a good fit for something... This is the SECOND one I have received, the first being defective... and this one will not upgrade through the OS, by adding the code (which it says is a good code) it will not upgrade from running the iso file, and I cannot get it to boot from the iso file creating a bootable USB drive. I booted with Linux USB drive but the Windows does not want to function.... Ugh...going to try support once again....
Do you all have the latest BIOS version installed in your system? Also, have you tried with a recovery to that version, if you are already using it?
Also, I would like you to check some warranty information for this related to changing the software included with the system.