12-20-2015 09:28 PM
After several attempts I managed to got Windows 10 to install. It was stucking at 84%. The successful attempt I choose to Keep Nothing (from the files and apps) on the beggining of the installation within Windows 8.1. The problem now with Windows 10 on the very first boot I got the "Just a moment..." and it is stucked there.
How can I rollback to windows 8.1 or revover Windows 10.
12-22-2015 04:34 AM
Same issue here.
Updated the WIN8.1 to WIN10. The stick freezed at 86%, recover worked but after a few minutes the system freezed again and again. Seem like some driver problem.
How can I go back to WIN8.1?
12-22-2015 05:08 AM - edited 12-22-2015 05:09 AM
Firstly i am sorry about me english.
You have two options.
1. is return it and have a refund/replacement
the other option you will need time
Windows 10 for the moment will not work.
To bypass and have the installation of windows 10 complete you should have selected to not keep in files and applications during the upgrade. I tried about 3-4 times to upgrade from win8.1 to win10 after figuring out this.
Although the installation of win10 completed it got stuck on the welcome screen. No recovery options nothing.
Therefore you have to boot from usb. You will need a usb hub. I downloaded win10 home iso from ms. I burn to usb and boot. I tried to reset/fix the installation again without any luck. I try to reinstall win10 again it was really slow.
The only workaround which seems to work is the following
Download Windows 8.1 with bing ISO (It is only available through torrent)
It is important to use this version as Windows key is written on UEFI/BIOS.
The problem now is the drivers as nothing is detected through installation
You have to manually download them.
Lenovo has no archive of drivers for Ideacentre stick.
I use Intel's compute stick website for the drivers. Hopefully those drivers seems to work.
This thread seem to have a complete list of drivers.
For the moment I will stick with Win 8.1 . If I have time in the future I will try installing Win10. I will post here the results.
I hope the above writing will help other users.
12-22-2015 05:38 AM
12-26-2015 11:36 AM
The same thing happened to me too. I got a refund.
How did you make it recognize the USB drive?? I tried through microsdcard slot, by switching the USB drive on the hub and it didn't want to recognize it in the setup screen (boot from file only had system)
12-26-2015 12:32 PM
03-06-2016 01:30 PM
As written on other forums you have to disable disk caching to successfully ugrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10.
But on first start of windows 10 you will stuck at "Just a moment" because the disk caching is reenabled.
At the first configuration screen in windows 10 press Shift + F10 to open command prompt, enter compmgmt.msc. This will open computer management where you can go to devices and disk. Open properties on Kingston disk and on the policy tab disable the write caching. Click ok and close. Enter shutdown -r in command prompt, so windows will restart the configuration wizard and it will not stuck at "Just a moment".