I had the same problem, Windows support said to create a recovery USB of Windows 8.1 32 bit at:
From what others have said you then want to make sure you've applied all Intel updates and then when you update to Windows 10 do not click run or save to the C: but rather to a USB stick.
Logged a case with Intel and received the following back:
Greetings from Intel® Customer Support! We are glad to be of service to
you! Thank you for contacting Intel® Customer Support, and giving us the
opportunity to be of service to you. We’re sorry about the trouble
you’re experiencing. Please allow me to assist you with this issue.
With the installation of Windows 10 on the Compute Stick it has damaged
or blow away the protected partition of the Compute Stick. I'm sorry to
tell you you that the back-up cannot be recovered or be fix anymore. We
would like to remind you that removing the pre-installed operating
system and as well as installing another operating system is not
supported and voids the warranty. Where as the protected partitions have
been modified, doing so it is not covered by the limited warranty.
Was I able to address your concern? Please do not hesitate to contact us
again if you have other concern.
A separate email may be sent to you a few weeks from now for our online
survey. If you are satisfied with our support, please score items with
"Very Satisfied" and "Strongly Agree". We want to know your feedback so
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Intel® Customer Support
Surely you're kidding Meric...
How can legitimately upgrading the Microsoft operating system with a better (according to Microsoft) operating system on the Compute Stick void the warranty?
If that is the case then any updating of the software could be deemed as voiding the warranty, in other words we should all turn off automatic updates, leaving our computers open to the security flaws those updates are meant to address.
I've never had cause to question Intel's integrity as a company, but your response raises some serious doubts.
I thought Intel was a serious company, but they may be great at creating cpus and chipsets, but GFX drivers and Complete systems and customer support lacks that HELPING feeling you get when someone actually tries and maybe manage to help you. It's like talking too a loop-box, have you tried turning it off and on again. If you have then (INSERT SOMETHING THAT WONT BE MODERATED) your self. Who want's to buy a brand new Windows 10 ready system that can't be updated too Windows 10 without breaking warranty? At least you should be able to restore it some easy way by downloading something like a factory image on USB from Intel. But no, they just give you the middle finger if your reseller is not a customer oriented one, luckily mine was so i got my money back.
But shame on you Intel, and the moderators in here can not handle rhetorical (google that Intel) questions, then they just reject it. What a helping feeling i get as a customer..
I've been following this community post - and would like to assure you that you've been given incorrect information. Upgrading to Windows 10 will NOT void the Intel Compute Stick warranty. For those of you who may have received the wrong information, I'd appreciate it if you could provide me with your service ticket numbers.