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Installing Windows 10 Creators Update to the UDOO x86

Installing Windows 10 Creators Update to the UDOO x86

Hi everyone,

Today, I’ll show you a video where I’m installing Windows 10 Creators Update (build 15063) to the UDOO x86. Installing Windows 10 is very easy and while the setup took some time to finish, Windows 10 runs very nice on this board. In fact, I used the UDOO x86 to do the ArduBOINC project you can see by clicking here.

One recommendation is that if you plan on installing big software later, like Visual Studio 2017, I recommend you get an M.2 SSD drive or a 2.5 Hard Disk Drive or SSD, as the 32GB eMMC Storage is not so much and will fill up very fast with the Windows Updates and builds, especially if you participate in the Windows Insider Program as I do. In the video, I’m installing Windows 10 to a 250GB Hard Disk Drive.

Received my UDOO x86 Advanced + Starter Kit!

Received my UDOO x86 Advanced + Starter Kit!

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I forgot to write a post, because I received, finally, my UDOO x86 Advanced and I started playing with it.

This particular board has an Intel Celeron N3160 clocked at 1.60Ghz and can go up to 2.40Ghz. It has Intel Graphics HD 400 with 12 execution units clocked at 640Mhz, comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage after upgrading it in my Kickstarter Pledge.

This is how the board looks:

UDOO x86 1

It has 3 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI and 2 Mini DisplayPort connectors so you can connect 3 displays, it also has a headset jack, a Gigabit Ethernet Port, a SATA connector, and an Arduino 101. You also have a Front Panel connector so you can plug a button and Power and HDD LEDs.

So the next thing I did was to connect a Power button to it using the Front Panel connector, an old 250GB HDD, an Arctic Breeze USB fan to keep the CPU cool and of course, the HDMI, Ethernet, the Mouse and Keyboard Dongle and the Windows 10 Flash Drive to install Windows 10 to it. This board comes with no OS installed, so you have to download and install an OS:

UDOO x86 2

Once Windows 10 was installed, I installed BOINC and added the World Community Grid, Collatz Conjecture, and WUProp projects to keep the CPU busy and do helpful work. You can see the performance here:

UDOO x86 3

Finally, I started playing with the Arduino and wrote the very basic LED Blinking software:

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UDOO x86 5

So far I like this board, and I can recommend it since it is a powerful machine with a small form factor. Perfect for daily work and the Intel Celeron CPU is actually very good! It has the following instruction set:

UDOO x86 6

I will be uploading my unboxing video and the Windows 10 installation video guide I made, so stay tuned for the videos!

Tweets I’ve made:

Below are the tweets I’ve made of this device. Feel free to like them and retweet them!
https://twitter.com/moisesmcardona/status/854112017485107206
https://twitter.com/moisesmcardona/status/854123682217766912
https://twitter.com/moisesmcardona/status/854335337396654080
https://twitter.com/moisesmcardona/status/854335918802685953