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The compute stick will only boot from UEFI and does not support older bios boot methods. Make sure whatever you are booting from is bootable via UEFI and that if you are using a thumb drive that it is formatted as GPT and not as MBR.
I won't use ghost, I would go with Acronis True Image because it fully supports Win8.1 and most importantly UEFI; while ghost is a great product it is very dated. You can make a bootable recovery/tools usb drive with acronis, then boot with it and create an image.
thanx for the info but the company I work for uses ghost.
Acronis restore from its rescue media will not work in the compute sticks 32 bit UEFI environment.
I discovered this the hard way.
It is explained in their forums.
The BIOS of these units is limited and programmed to boot only to the internal UEFI media with optimizations for Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu* 14.04 LTS 64-bit (previously installed from factory).
Since we do not expect users customizing these units there is no need to enable any other boot feature. If by any chance the original operating system fails we will be giving warranty service in order to reload the original image from factory.
So far we don’t have any official recommendation, instruction or procedure for imaging the Compute Sticks for further recovery purposes and as Reaper607 suggested, there may be third party work arounds but they will be completely out of the Intel scope of support.