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windows 10 compute stick update froze for 12hrs and decided to restart now I can't finish resetting it.


I got a compute stick with windows 10 on it and a bunch of windows 10 updates showed up and I just install it but it froze for more than 12hours. I just restart it and after that the recovery popped up and I followed that but the recovery just stays at 48% even after 7hrs of waiting. Anyone knows why this happened?

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Community Manager

Yes, Intel and Microsoft messed up.

We are still waiting for a stable and complete fix for that.

Just take a mental note not to buy anything you don't have to from them ever again.

Community Manager

And get yourself a USB hub, because it looks like you're not gonna be able to un-brick your device with only the one USB port available.

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Hello power4rmor,

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this can be causing to you; at this point I would suggest updating the BIOS to the latest version, you can download the BIOS version for your unit from the following link:

In this case I recommend doing a BIOS recovery and you can follow the steps here: Intel® Compute Stick BIOS Recovery Instructions

After that is done reset the system to factory defaults:

  1. Remove any SD card, if installed.
  2. Press F8 when you see this prompt during boot: F8 to Activate Windows 8.1/10 Recovery Mode.
  3. Select Troubleshoot.
  4. Select Reset your PC, then select Next.
  5. Select just remove my files.
  6. Select Reset to start the restore process.

If you're able to recover your system please follow the Windows® 10 Threshold 2 Update Guide for Intel® Compute Stick... Re-Enable Wireless After Updating to Windows® 10 Threshold 2

Best regards,