You're not the only one. Let's hope Intel does the right thing and makes one available to us.
I have the Original factory image from mine id be more than happy to send to someone but there is something wrong with it and the recovery partition and video drivers are hosed. I reinstalled this using an internet available ISO and will send that one out as well if someone wants it but again there is no recovery partition on this image.
The Hannspree Micro PC is the exact same hardware device. I have used their image to restore my Intel Compute Stick back to a useable state. It appears to also replaced the reimage partition. I honestly didn't check to see if it worked as I was just jazzed I had a functional device.
Hannspree didn't make it easy to find the link on their website.
You had to dig through the FAQ for the micro PC product: FAQ Micro PC | Hannspree
Here is a direct link to the image: http://q-r.to/0m3K
It's the same exact hardware device? Here I thought Intel was giving us something new/original..
I work for Intel Customer Support and I just got confirmation that legally we are not allow to make Operating System recovery images available on the web due to our contract with Microsoft* and I believe this is going to be same situation with Linux*.
My recommendation is that if your Intel Compute Stick needs a new operating system image, please contact your place of purchase for replacement or contact Intel Customer Support. I understand that this option is perhaps not what you would like to hear but it is the only option we have for now.
Given that Ubuntu Linux is freely distributable, how would Intel not be allowed to make an image available?
Having to return the unit for re-imaging is definitely a bad thing, I will not be recommending this for purchase to my non-technical friends and family members and am considering returning mine now due to this limitation.
Frankly that can NOT be true, first Microsoft themselves makes the Windows 8.1 ISO freely available online to ANYONE to d/l, 2nd HANNSPREE make the entire package available to it's customer to reload/restore their drive. So Intel needs to get off of their high horse OLD SCHOOL way of doing things and release it too, OR at the very least send a link to those that provide a serial number for their Intel Stick, This is NOT Rocket Science! How about SUPPORTING us and getting this done for us??
Sorry for my bad English, I am French. Since I used the recovery image provided by Hanspree, I find it totally impossible to use the restore function by pressing the F8 key, aillor Intel HD graphics card is not recognized as such but is recognized as a standard graphics card. Message for rguevara: You say you can not founir official image since you are bound by a contract, we know you could just content to contract in legal terms? I must admit that this is completely stupid to do so, Intel to fear of what? The keys are included directly in the hardware ... why Hanspree the manufacturer is able to provide an image and not you? A simple link on Section intel should allow us to legally download the image.
It's been a while but I was wondering if there has been any updates as I can't seem to find an image or boot drive anywhere online for the Compute Stick other than the aforementioned Hanspree one. Is the only option to go back to Intel to swap one for one if we can't boot/install Windows?