That´s no way for me. We need the Stick for business and I need a legal version of Windows 8.1 with Bing!
There must be a solution to reinstall Windows without the recovery section, if not we will don´t use the stick anymore in the future.
An imaging solution is said to be ready on Thursday for those who have issues with modern apps not opening. The issue was caused by a corrupted image being used on the sticks. Watch this thread for more info on that imaging solution: Windows 8.1 apps won't open
I was able to get a clean image for the Compute Stick from another competitor. The Hannspree Micro PC is the exact same hardware and the Windows 8.1 with Bing image they provide works flawlessly with this device. I was able to grab it off their European site.
wher do you find the Image?
I didn#t find it on the website.
Just a quick note, operating system recovery images are currently available on the device itself as part of the recovery partition, this is applicable for the Windows* and Linux* versions (same as with any laptop that comes with the operating system pre-installed). Intel has no plans to make the recovery images available on the web at the moment.
Put me down as a customer requesting a downloadable recovery image be made available to us. Recovery images on the device itself are nice, but are not infallible in themselves, my current unit is proof of this (Metro apps won't run). Last thing I want is to have to return the unit because some upgrade, virus, or who-knows-what screwed up the OS & recovery image (bitlocker anyone?)
If I had known up front that Intel wasn't going/never intends to release a method of independent recovery I wouldn't have purchased my stick!
Laptops that come with an OS pre-installed generally have an ISO of the OS available somewhere.
Thank you, there really needs to be a recovery image released for this device.
I am running Windows 10 Pro x86 Build 10125 and have all devices installed as I found all drivers. I have posted a link for the drivers in another thread. I will find the link for you if you want it?
I have all devices working and it runs much better than 8.1 so I will keep this build of Windows 10 on my compute stick as there is no reason to play with it now I got it all working and running smoothly.
Go to the thread named:
Howto boot from USB? - not booting even if "USB boot" is enabled in BIOS
In post 9 you will find a link to the drivers. Hope this helps.
The 'Correct Answer' is absolutely useless. My stick arrived with corrupt partitions, deeming the Intel recovery method impossible.
Thanks to Hannspree, my stick works now.
As this was a demo to evaluate potential for mass deployment, this product has been deemed a failure due to lack of proper support from the manufacturer.
but who is the actual manufacturer? intel? hannspree? or some other 3rd party?
i can agree though, intel's support for this is absolutely horrible. i've already recommended against buying it to a few friends who were curious.
I completely agree (and posted so previously). But it seems that Intel didn't design this hardware and tricky licensing agreements with Intel, the manufacturer and Microsoft prohibit this. Looks like the customer loses here.