Click or the topic for details:
|Power LED||Power LED—blue|
|USB 3.0 port|
|Security||Security cable opening|
|MicroSD*||MicroSD memory card slot|
Choose the Power Plug
Select the power plug attachment for your region. All plug attachments may not be included in the box.
|United States, Japan|
Slide the plug attachment onto the power adapter.
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.|
|USB wireless keyboard and mouse, using a USB dongle.|
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.
|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 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.
- Plug the Intel Compute Stick into the female end of the extender cable (A).
- Plug the male end of the extender cable into the HDMI port on the television or monitor (B).
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.
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:
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
First Boot-UpThe first time you start the Intel® Compute Stick STK1AW32SC, Windows® 10 guides you through the following steps:
- Select your language.
- Accept the Windows license terms.
- Connect to a network (optional).
- Choose Express Settings or Customize.
- Create an account name and password.
- You're finished.
Connect to a Wireless Network
To connect to a wireless network:
- Click the wireless network icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
- Click your network, and then click Connect.
- 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: |
|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: |
|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.|
|Caution ||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.
Keep BIOS and Drivers Current
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.