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HHame1
Beginner
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Just bought a STCK1A32WFC after W10 free upgrade ended, how to update to W10?

Hey anybody,

I've recently purchased the first gen Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC and it ran Windows 8 out of the box. I've recently updated it to W8.1 but it seems that the W10 free upgrade is not available anymore. Is it still possible for me to do a clean install of W10 on the stick and then apply the W8 product key when prompted?

(also is it me or is the BIOS update page not available anymore https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/86612/Intel-Compute-Stick-STCK1A32WFC https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/86612/Intel-Compute-Stick-STCK1A32WFC)

Thanks

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AlHill
Super User
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The free upgrade ended at the end of July.

Yes, you can do a clean install. No, you cannot use your W8.1 key.

You can purchase a copy of W10 here: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/cat/categoryID.70036700 Windows – Microsoft Store

The link for the bios is currently broken.

Doc

DeanG
New Contributor I
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See if you qualify under this provision for a late upgrade:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users

HHame1
Beginner
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Hey, thanks for shedding light on this feature DeanGibson

Apparently I am eligible for the upgrade, but man one problem after another the Compute Stick only has 13.3GB out of 21.9GB of storage (after removing every single program/metro app/ccleaner junk). The W10 upgrade requires 16GB of internal space free, and so far I still haven't found the option to install it through USB (via Assistive Technology). Know of any other way to relieve my system of 3GB more space?

Thanks!

DeanG
New Contributor I
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  1. Have you run disk cleanup? Use the option to delete unneeded system files.
  2. You can insert an empty, NTFS-formatted USB memory stick (at least 16GB) in the USB slot, and it will use that for temporary storage.
idata
Community Manager
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Hello rationsauce,

 

 

I'm glad that you are still eligible for the Windows®10 upgrade, try to follow Dean Gibson that can help you to make space.

 

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Ivan