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I suggest you to use Microsoft* backup and image.
How to: Create a system image in Windows 10
Intel is already aware of the concern of the power adapter; hopefully newer stick versions will include a smaller adapter. I regret for the inconvenience.
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I use Clonezilla, it's free and I've used it to create a image and store it on a seperate USB stick. So you need a USB stick for Clonezilla and one for your image. I've re-imaged about 20 of them with no issues. (I have a source compute stick I make changes to then save it as an image to the USB stick) We use the 1st gen compute sticks for digital signage. F10 to boot to another device, unless they changed it in the 2nd gen.
Save to disk with Clonezilla
Restore image to disk with Clonezilla
I've not been a fan of any of the built in MS backup/restore utilities since Win8.
It's a free download from MS. Just pick the x32 version. Load it to a 8GB or larger USB drive. Download tool will do it all for you. You don't need a key for these either. Get the update drivers from Intel's website.
Click the Link.
There's nothing on them other than the software to remotely connect to it through a phone which you can download as well. No office or bloatware. Plus that original image is an older version of Windows and will be upgraded as soon as it connects to Windows update. Which by the way was total crap and ran like crap on the first gen sticks.
Thanks Clark, this is excactly what I've been searching for. We have bought 51 of them and making a reproductible image what a major concern. The re-imaging process is working well exept for one point: The windows 10 Activation key !
@Chris, Neither of the 51 sticks was coming with the 25 digits/letters Windows 10 activation key witten on them. So, once the image has been applied on the sticks how do you re-activate Windows 10 back with their original key ?
What would you suggest ?
What is the risk of not activating back Windows 10 ?
Couldn't find much info from microsoft on this subject.