I'm a student so naturally I wanted to divise some get-rich quick scheme, and found a website where I could import small PCs direct from manufacturer, I was planning on selling them for a small profit on eBay.
So when it finally arrived, I switched it on to find it booted into an unregistered copy of Windows 8.1. I have a DreamSpark account my old college provided me so got some legit ISOs of Windows 8.1 there. I burned the ISO to a disc and plugged a USB disc reader into the mini-PC, but it failed to boot and went straight to the SSD. I assumed as the mini-PC runs off a USB power source that the DVD reader was drawing too much power so used a tool to extract the ISO to a USB device, but to no avail.
I finally got into the BIOS settings to check the boot order but it doesn't have the standard PhoenixBIOS I'm used to, but an AMI Aptio utility, of which the only boot options are the Num-Lock state. I did look around for a bit and managed to enter a UEFI Shell, though I'm not entirely sure how to use this to boot from the USB (if at all possible).
Is there a way to show advanced options in the Aptio BIOS? I Googled it but the shift/ctrl/alt + F1 doesn't work for this. Or is there a way to get UEFI to boot it?