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… review of my Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 PC.

My first review was going to be full on raving 5 stars … but then a colleague broke it with some dodgy software and I couldn’t do a thing with it and Lenovo had no driver available on their site, so the review was going to be zero, but then I found the drivers on a forum, so now give it a 5 stars for the stick, Lenovo 2 stars for support – the standard instruction is to send back to the retailer you bought it from for repair / exchange, but after a longish discussion, they agreed I could send it back to them … but then I found the drivers, clean installed Windows 10 (Home, 32 bit) from a newly created USB stick.

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Mine came with Windows 10 (Home, 32 bit), it does all I need it to.

Tech specifications:
Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z3735F Processor
Memory: 2 GB DDR3
HDD: 32 GB eMMC
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 4.0

It’s never going to be a gaming PC, which is great as that not what’s it was designed for.

Dimensions:
100 mm x 38 mm x 15 mm
In the box:
Ideacentre Stick 300 PC
15cm HDMI extension cable.
Power supply
Self adhesive mounting bracket
Ports:
1 x HDMI-out.
1 x Micro USB to power PC
1 x Standard USB 2.0 port.
MicroSD Card Reader
Connectivity:
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 4.0

Use the power supply that comes with it – or another decent 2A USB supply.

0333 777 3991

and back

1604981855.

As long as this has had a genuine registered copy of Windows 10 on it, you can reload from scratch so you have a nice clean install.

To reload – Reload.

Download Win 10, 32 bit currently 1607 from here … you’ll need an 8??Gb USB stick that can be wiped.

When loaded and fully updated, you can then load 1703 – also known as the Creators Update – it’s never run has good as it does now!

Windows Update sorts most of the drivers.

Download SOC_BYT_Win10_32.zip from HERE unzip, then run the setup file in the PlatformInstaller folder.

Then to fix HMDI / Sound –  ? from ?.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html – then click on … Or I have a working version here … ?

Download the Intel Driver Update Utility Installer

Heres the one I got, it was ver 2.6.2.4
Hit start scan – will find this …
Hit Download – it’s 70mb
When Install shows in blue, press in follow on-screen instructions.

I use on my ChromeBase, so didn’t opt for a BlueTooth keyboard/mouse, I just use a 3 port USB hub …  Any issues, give me a shout!

Update Lenovo now have support pages for the Stick 300. All 4 pages, as far as I can see, have the same 4 downloads.

Stick 300 – No Machine Type

Machine Type 90F2

Machine Type 10233

Machine Type 90ER

 

Cheers,

Dave.

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