User Guide for Intel® Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC


Install & Setup



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Product Description
Symbol Description
HDMI* HDMI connector
power button Power button
Power LED Power LED—blue
USB 3.0 USB 3.0 port
Security Security cable opening
MicroSD* MicroSD memory card slot
Power connector Power connector

CC Ports

Choose the Power Plug

Select the power plug attachment for your region. All plug attachments may not be included in the box.

Country Plug Attachment
United States, Japan US and Japan plug
United Kingdom UK plug
Argentina Argentina plug
Australia Australia plug
China Chinese plug
European Union EU plug
India Indian plug
South Korea Korean plug

Slide the plug attachment onto the power adapter.

slide plug

The included power adapter and cable must be used to power the Intel® Compute Stick. Use of any other power adapter, power source, or cable isn't supported.

Connect a Keyboard and Mouse

Intel® Compute Stick supports any of the following:

USB wired keyboard (A) and mouse (B), connected to the ports on the power adapter. wired keyboard and mouse
USB wireless keyboard and mouse, using a USB dongle. wireless keyboard and mouse

Bluetooth® keyboard and mouse.

Follow the instructions that came with the keyboard and mouse to pair them to the Intel Compute Stick’s onboard Bluetooth device.

To pair Bluetooth devices, you may need to temporarily connect a wired mouse and keyboard to the Intel Compute Stick.

Bluetooth® keyboard and mouse
Note Keyboard and mouse aren't included.

Find compatible keyboards and mice at the Intel Product Compatibility Tool.

Connect Directly to a Display

Plug the Intel® Compute Stick directly into a standard HDMI port on a television or monitor. The Intel Compute Stick will extend about 4.5 inches (113 mm) out from the HDMI port.

connect directly to display
Connect to a Display with the HDMI Extender Cable

Use the flexible HDMI extender cable that came in the box, if there is limited space around the HDMI port of the television or monitor.

  1. Plug the Intel Compute Stick into the female end of the extender cable (A).
  2. Plug the male end of the extender cable into the HDMI port on the television or monitor (B).

    use flexible HDMI extender cable

Find compatible televisions and monitors at the Intel Product Compatibility Tool.

Powering the Device

Connect the power cable (A) to the power adapter. Plug the power adapter into an AC power source (B). Connect the power cable (C) to the Intel® Compute Stick as shown.

plug into power source

The Intel Compute Stick turns on automatically when you apply power.

Turn off the Intel Compute Stick using the normal shutdown process for Windows*.

Subsequent power-ups are done just by pressing the power button on the side of the Intel Compute Stick.


The Intel Compute Stick is designed to use up to 10W of power. USB ports on televisions or monitors do not supply enough power for the Intel Compute Stick.

If you try to use a USB port on the television to power the Intel Compute Stick, here are the likely symptoms:

  • It doesn't turn on.
  • It turns on but doesn't boot.
  • It turns on, but the operating system doesn't load.
  • It turns on and the operating system loads, but it performs very slowly, reboots, or locks up.
Use the USB 3.0 Port

Use the USB 3.0 port to:

  • Install software from a CD or DVD in a USB optical drive.
  • Back up or access media files (such as music and photos) on an external USB drive.
using USB ports
Note USB drive and USB cable aren't included.

Find compatible USB devices at the Intel Product Compatibility Tool.

Use the MicroSD* Card Port

The Intel® Compute Stick supports MicroSD card sizes from 8 GB to 128 GB.

MicroSD card
Note MicroSD card isn't included.

Find compatible microSD cards at the Intel Product Compatibility Tool.

Secure the Intel® Compute Stick

Install a security cable loop in the security opening on the edge of the Intel® Compute Stick. The security opening is 3 mm × 3 mm.

install security loop
Note Security cable loop isn't included. To build one, insert a length of quality wire rope (< 3 mm) through the security opening. Then, crimp the ends together with a cable sleeve.
making security loop
First Boot-UpThe first time you start the Intel® Compute Stick STK1AW32SC, Windows® 10 guides you through the following steps:
  1. Select your language.
  2. Accept the Windows license terms.
  3. Connect to a network (optional).
  4. Choose Express Settings or Customize.
  5. Create an account name and password.
  6. You're finished.
Connect to a Wireless Network

To connect to a wireless network:

  1. Click the wireless network icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
  2. Click your network, and then click Connect.
  3. Type in the security key or passphrase.
Operating System Recovery

There is a Windows* recovery partition on the Intel® Compute Stick. You can use this to refresh, reset, or restore Windows. Here is what each of these actions do:

Refresh If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings. This is what happens with Refresh:
  • Files and personalization settings won't change
  • PC settings will be changed back to their defaults
  • Apps from the Windows Store* will be kept
  • Apps installed from disks or websites will be removed
  • List of removed apps will be saved on the desktop
Reset If you want to recycle your PC, give it away, or start over with it, you can reset it completely. This process removes everything and reinstalls Windows. This is what happens with Reset:
  • All personal files and apps will be removed
  • PC settings will be changed back to their defaults
Restore If you think an app or driver that you recently installed caused problems with your PC, you can restore Windows back to an earlier point in time, called a restore point. System Restore doesn't change your personal files, but it might remove recently installed apps and drivers.
Before performing this action, be sure to back up all personal data to external storage.

To access the recovery media:

  • If Windows boots: from Windows Start, type in Recovery and select Recovery Options. For recovery option details, see How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC .
  • If Windows fails to boot: the recovery process should automatically start.
  • If Recovery doesn't automatically start: try to initiate it by pressing F8 during boot when you see the prompt F8 to Activate Windows 8.1 Recovery Mode.

Follow the recovery steps.

  • The recovery can take 1½ hours or longer to complete.
  • The computer might appear to halt during the recovery.
  • Do not shut down the computer during the recovery process.
Keep BIOS and Drivers Current


The latest BIOS updates are available on Intel® Download Center. Refer to BIOS Update Instructions for information on updating the Intel® Compute Stick's BIOS.


Graphics, wireless, and Bluetooth® drivers are available on Download Center. HDMI audio drivers are included in the graphics driver package.

Windows Updates* may install driver updates automatically.