I finally was able to install windows.
1. Updated BIOS via USB (download from intel)
2. Moved the USB stick to the back top port.
It took 4 tries after that, still getting MEMORY_MANAGEMENT issues and other various errors at various stages of the process. Finally was able to get it fully installed. I am also replacing the memory with the Hyper X sticks everyone is mentioning on these forums. Those should arrive in a few days. I also have to manually download and install the network/lan port driver because windows does not recognize it and thus, no internet.
This is a very frustrating product to say the least. Could have built a nice mini atx rig but I thought this would be a time saver.
After installing the updated lan and wireless drivers I can boot to windows. After logging in, system crashes. Usually with a Memory_Management error. Hopefully these new memory sticks I ordered will fix that. Otherwise, I feel SOL.
The 6gen NUCs support DDR3L - DDR4 2133MHz at 1.25V (1.20V). The latest BIOS version is 0036, it is necessary to use the recovery BIOS option using an empty USB2.0 if possible.
I had very similar issues and was very frustrated with the product. I did find several threads that pointed to the memory as being the issue. I bought my kit from New Egg and it even came with 8 GB of
Avexir 8GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17060) Laptop Memory Model AVD4SZ121331508G-1B RAM.
The RAM did not work and caused random errors during installation. I probably tried to install 10 times. I went through this support site and found many others that have this same issue. Then I stumbled across a post that referenced Kingston Hyper X Ram as working with my nuc6i3sys. I ordered some and the install worked the very first time. The unit has been stable every since. Here are some links that should help.
Link to Kingston Hyper X ram on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014R8JPYW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
There seems to be issue with the RAM and your success may vary but this worked for me so I had to share. Good luck!
The 6gen NUCs support DDR3L - DDR4 2133MHz at 1.25V (1.20V).
For me the 6gen NUCs support only DDR4-2133 1.2V SO-DIMM as stated here Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i3SYH Specifications and here Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYH Specifications .The CPUs that they use can support other type of ram. What do you want to say?
@Omar777 That is exactly the ram that came free from New Egg when I ordered it. I suspected that might be the cause so I did order the hyper x ram the other day. i will confirm in a couple days when it arrives.
6gen NUCs support DDR4-2133MHz at 1.20V SO-DiMM memories; some memories work at 1.25V and they are supported too.
Intel noted a random issue with some memories, please do this workaround and keep us posted with your findings.
Go to BIOS>Advanced>Performance>Memory> and uncheck the option Round Trip Latency Optimization