Wiping & Re-installing OpenELEC
Wiping & Re-installing OpenELEC, this is a quick walk-through on wiping and re-installing OpenELEC on your HTPC.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THE TASK
2 – Download a copy of OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-5.0.8.tar
As you can see the above download is a Generic x86_64 bit build.For other devices and builds look here
3 – An extraction program for your PC,I prefer Win-Rar
4 – A PC/Laptop running one of the following Operating Systems
Now you’ll want to power on your device and enter the Bios to command the device to boot from the USB Stick,so the Openelec install can commence.
To enter the Bios you’ll need to keep tapping one of the following keys on your keyboard as soon as you power on the device.
These are the usual keys for various manufacturers…to enter the bios.
After successfully booting to the bios ,you now need to instruct it to boot from the USB Stick…instead of the internal HDD.So for this example I’m going to use the boot override option(it is listed under the Save&Exit Tab) in my American Megatrends Bios to instantly boot to the USB install stick by just clicking enter on my USB OpenELEC stick listed as a generic USB under boot override.
The other method of instructing your device to boot from the USB Stick is to change the boot priorities in the boot section of the Bios.You want the installer stick at the top(No.1) of the boot order list.When that’s set reboot and the Openelec install process will begin.
That’s about it for this tutorial..the install will proceed and you’ll be prompted a couple times on screen.Say yes to enable samba shares and SSH.Hopefully I’ve provided enough info to guide you through this.Enjoy