I have not seen any reports of windows 7 being succesfully installed although there are some reports of Windows 10 being succesfully installed. Please see this thread:Complete driver list for Windows 8.1
Also Note that Intel has stated many times that changing the OS voids your warranty so its advisable to make a backup of the original install that came with the stick before mucking with it.
I understand that Windows 10 will be released soon, also for Compute Stick.
You can find more information regarding the Intel Compute Stick and the Supported Operating Systems in the following link:
I would personally not recommend Windows 7. Windows 8 is better for the low power Atom CPU, and with the age that Windows 7 has now, it will be a lot heavier OS, making your available storage smaller, and the experience a lot slower.
Windows 8.1 has more of a menu, or install classic menu. After that there aren't much difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 aesthetically.
I love Windows 8. It is not perfect, but then, no OS is perfect either
What is your problem with Windows 8? The driver support, and even the BIOS will make it difficult (or impossible) to install Windows 7. Windows 10 will be available at the end of July, and should also have driver support when that happens.
Is it just the UI? I'm not a fan of the UI either. I use an application called StartIsBack to make Windows 8 look like Windows 7. It's free for 30 days, and then fairly cheap after that. There are quite a few other programs out there that do the same thing.
Windows 10 32 bit installed and runs okay.
As has been mentioned, what would be the point of trying to install the 64 bit edition when you're restricted to 2 Gb ram anyway?
To free up about 12 Gb of 'C' drive space run 'Disk Clean Up for Windows' with Remove previous OS checked, after you've installed Win 10.
'Netplwiz' run command still works but removing the sign in password seems to cause the system have an asthma attack on start up.
How did you installed Win10? Do you have a good instruction for it?
I have installed Win10 on my stick but now the network card doesn't work. I have downloaded the driver for Win10 and installed that but it didn't worked. I can see the network card in device manager but it's marked as "don't work"...
To install W10 I use the USB install method
And then upgrade the 8.1 that came in the ComputeStick.
Notice that Windows needs to be fully up to date before installing W10
The network card is supported and I have not had any problems with it
Also, for the people using Netplwiz. It is a half way supported tool anymore
If you want to upgrade the Intel® Compute stick from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, please follow these steps:
Update the Intel® Compute Stick BIOS; please download the latest BIOS version for this unit at:
Follow the steps to do a BIOS update at:
After you update the BIOS you can upgrade the Intel® Compute stick to Windows 10, please follow the steps to upgrade to Windows 10 at: