Marco C


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Windows 10 should run well on the Compute Stick--at least as well as 8.1. If you don't mind starting fresh, there are a couple of things I'd do...

1) Follow this guide and free up as much space as you can: 

2) Install CCleaner and eliminate as much junk as you can as well.

3) When all the junk data is gone and you're sure you've maximized free space, optimize the storage volume (TRIM basically--shown at the bottom of that article).

4) Run the "reset this pc" wizard to do a clean Windows 10 installation.

5) When the installation is complete, don't connect to the network right away. Install these drivers first:


6) Connect to the web and let Windows 10 do its updates.

7) Clean the disk again, and optimize again...

It was Jeff Pruit...
Addresses have been sent to should all have them shortly...
Hey All. We are good to go. Replacement third winner will be contacted tomorrow and then we'll get NVIDIA to ship. Had to wait until after the CES craziness.
I'm just waiting for confirmation that one of the three winners is in the US or Canada and then we'll be posting the results....
It’s that time again, folks! To usher in the holiday season, we have teamed up with our friends at NVIDIA to put together one heck of an exciting give-away!

This month, we're giving you all a chance to win a trio of awesome NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets, along with a companion SHIELD Wireless Controllers and Cover. And we’re talking 32GB LTE SHIELD Tablets, locked and loaded with the freshly released Android Lollipop update and access to NVIDIA’s GRID game streaming service!


Three Identical Prize Packages Are Up For Grabs!

32GB LTE/Wi-Fi SHIELD Tablet + Wireless Controller + Cover

For a chance to win, please follow the quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few additional steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple!

1) Make sure you're a registered member at You can also login with your Facebook or Twitter accounts if you'd like.

2) Be active in news and article discussions and the forum community here at

3) "Like" the NVIDIA and HotHardware Facebook pages, if you haven't already done so. (Share our contest post on your wall for some brownie points--help spread the word!)

4) If you're on Google +, add HotHardware to your circles.

5) That's it!


The contest will run through December 24, 2014, at which point we'll scour through the entries and pick the lucky winners. Get in early and post here, in the HH news discussions, and in our forum often!

** Please note, this give-away is for U.S. and Canadian residents only. Any / all winners are responsible for any applicable taxes associated with contest prize. **

This is a great chance for to you to win an awesome new SHIELD Tablet with some great accessories! Good Luck everyone!

We need to let you all know that we had to pick one new winner--one of the first winners was ineligible. So:

Mike Coyne - You are the new winner. :)

Please shoot me a note with your contact info (marco at hothardware dot come) and we'll get the prizes shipped out.

You're one of the lucky ones, Michael. Tons of complaints coming from all directions on this game.

Maxwell is definitely the better fit--Hence the quick switch in the configurator. We've had the machine in house for a few weeks for testing, etc.