I recently purchased a used Intel NUC which had the below already pre installed.
- Kit of 2 - 4GB HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM (8GB total)
- 250GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO (Carr installed within, no original casing, boxes or installation CD)
- Windows 10 Pro for OEM Software
I am having an issue loading up windows (which is already installed). When I switch the unit on, the original users system starts (it’s some sort of climbing application that says it’s waiting for a projector but it just stays on this page).
Is there anyway of bypassing this and gaining access to windows? Maybe I can then uninstall this “climbing” application. Or is there anyway of wiping the SSD and DDR4’s clean for me to start fresh with them?
Hi @PCarr9 ,
So in this case you may reinstall your Windows 10. You will get NUC with new clean Windows 10. However all other data and programs will be erased from the drive. In order to reinstall Windows 10, when you can't boot into Windows, you need to prepare Windows 10 installation USB.
- You may prepare such USB, using Microsoft Media Creation Tool: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 .
- Once you have this USB ready, insert it in the USB slot in your NUC.
- Power ON your NUC and repeatably press F10 to enter Boot Menu.
- Choose your USB and press enter.
- You may follow the instruction from this tutorial : https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html
- In para. 7, press on "I don't have a product key". The Windows should reactivate automatically, once you will be connected to internet.
- Skip on para. 12 and continue to para. 13. Delete all existing partitions until you see one unallocated space on the drive you are installing Windows. Press Next and the installation will continue.
- Once the installation process ends, download and install all drivers and bios from Intel: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/89187/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC6i7KYK