Seems like the new Windows 10 USB stick is defective. I tried it also to install on Vitrual PC and it was same effect - hangs at Windows logo after "Loading files...".
I tried to copy contents of the USB stick to my hard drive and it stopped at some point.
I ordered RMA for Windows USB stick, will update this thread if that resolves the issue.
While Windows hangs on Intel Logo, disconnect all USB devices (including wireless keyboard + mouse receiver if used). If the installation will continue, you can reconnect the wireless receiver.
From your posts it looks like you have bought Windows 10 on a USB stick. Assuming you've tried remove all the peripherals that are not needed and are still having an issue then another option you can try would be to go to the Microsoft website and download Windows 10, copy it on to a USB stick and then do the install. You will need an existing Windows PC in order to facilitate this but it is straight forward.
Go to: Download Windows 10
Select "Create Windows 10 installation media"
When the installation tool is downloaded, run it and select to install Windows 10 on another machine
Select the location of the USB key you want to copy Windows 10 onto (note: this will wipe the contents of the USB key)
Wait for Windows 10 to be put onto USB key
Remove USB key and plug into the NUC
note: You will need a valid Windows 10 license key.
Thank you very much to lw1948 and to TheWombat for the suggestions posted above.
Hi Loriden: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® NUC communities.
Perfect, please let us know if you were able to install Windows® 10 when using the new Windows USB stick.
Additionally, please make sure the memory is running with a speed of 2133MHz tops with 1.2 of voltage:
Any further questions, please let me know.
Thanks in taking interest in my post. I am still waiting for RMA for Windows 10 and will update once it arrives.
After reading your post I have realized I also purchased incorrect memory.
I purchased Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 CL14 SODIMM Laptop Memory HX424S14IB/8.
Will it work or I absolutely have to replace it to it's 2133Mhz equivalent ?
Hi Loriden: Thank you very much for providing those details.
To answer your question, there is an option on the BIOS to change the memory speed. Once you get in the BIOS, under the “advanced” options, please look for “performance” then “memory” in there you will see the memory speed, on the right side you will see an option that says “memory multiplier”, you can change that value, so, please do that, then save the changes and exit by pressing F10, get in the BIOS again to check if the speed was reduce to 2133MHz, you can try different values in there.
Once you get the chance, please let us know the results of trying the new Windows USB stick.
Any questions, please let me know.
Windows 10 stick arrived.
I replaced Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 CL14 SODIMM Laptop Memory with Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 CL13 SODIMM Laptop Memory.
Windows 10 setup went smooth.
The only hickup was when I used Intel(R) Driver Update Utility 2.7.2.
It downloaded all the drivers and installed all but one, when tried to install Thunderbolt Bus Driver For Intel NUK Kit NUK7i5BN and NUK7i7BN it kept giving Failed status.
Luckily it gave the file location and file name (Thunderbolt-22.214.171.1245.zip), so I just unzipped it myself and ran installer.
So now everything is setup/installed and ready for use.
Thanks a lot for this awesome product!
I recommend that you avoid using the (horribly buggy!) Intel Driver Update Utility. Instead, manually download and install the latest driver packages for your O/S from here: Downloads for Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i5BNH
Thank you very much to N. Scott Pearson for the comments above.
Loriden: You are welcome. Thank you very much for providing that information. Perfect, it is great to hear that the problem got fixed. As mentioned before, we recommend to install the drivers manually because sometimes the Intel® driver update utility is not that accurate in finding and installing them.
Any other inquiry, do not hesitate in contact us again.