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I would like to recommend you to contact Intel Customer Support and explain the situation to them, for sure they would provide you with a solution for this scenario.
Sorry Intel, but I don’t think so…
I also contacted the Intel Customer Support (at Germany) and the answer I got doesn’t believe me that they are willing to find a solution…
I also bought the NUC6i5 in the belief with a big company like Intel with all the smart people working there, I couldn’t be wrong, but meanwhile I also lost all my trust in Intel and the NUC6i5 (because of all what I had found out by myself so far and what I had read here at the forum that maybe will happen in the near future to my NUC6i5 (e.g. WHEA or kernel-panic))…
I just joined this forum looking for some direction on OS install, not knowing anything about the WHEA issue. But I feel I can add some perspective on this problem, at least as it goes from my experience.
I don't think you should be beating up only on Intel about this issue - I might possibly suspect the issue comes in part from the machinations of a certain company in Seattle. Why? I can guess a few reasons... mostly related to threats to its hegemony by a line of easy to assemble (or no assembly) machines that can be sold without a obligatory pre-loaded OS.
Anyway, just for kicks, and since your ready to blast it anyway, why not wipe the machine (or pop in a new drive for testing) and install Linux Mint / UEFI. Run it in the same application environment you were using the machine previously, and let's just see if all those WHEA errors don't suddenly start getting handled instead of crashing the machine.
They don't. I suggest you read the relevant threads here before suggesting things. Many people who ran into the "WHEA" error tried Linux only to get similar crashes there (including MCEs, which is probably what the WHEA error is about).
That said, I wouldn't bash on Intel either. They have sold thousands, if not millions of 6th gen NUCs and there are only a handful of people reporting errors here. I have two 6th gen NUCs running for three months now and don't have a problem. Well not that crash problem, anyway.