Hi geharvey: Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Compute Stick communities.
Just to confirm, Which Windows version are you trying to install on it?
Which method are you using to install it?
Did you restore the BIOS to defaults using the F9 key?
Any further questions, please let me know.
You say you have a STK1A32SC Compute Stick. It is perfectly normal, the first time that you plug it in, for it to say "No boot device detected".
There are two models of the SC Compute Stick, STK1AW32SC and STK1A32SC.
- The STK1AW32SC comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed on the unit's eMMC SSD.
- The STK1A32SC, on the other hand, comes with NO O/S pre-installed. This model is intended for those folks who are more interested in installing another O/S, typically one of the Linux distributions, onto their Compute Stick.
Once you have installed an O/S onto the Compute Stick, it will boot this O/S and not present the "No boot device detected" message.
It is likely worth pointing out that this message does not mean that there is no device detected, just that there is no device detected that has a bootable O/S installed onto it.
Hope this helps,
Yes, the information was extremely helpful. My stick obviously has no operating system on it and that would explain the problem. I did try to boot it up on a flash memory stick with Knoppix and then again using a USB DVD drive with a Knoppix and Ubuntu CD, but this did not work either. What is the best way to boot the device from an external source I assume the only option is via a USB port?
geharvey: To answer your question, yes, the best way to install the OS will be by using a USB bootable device, normally we recommend to create an ISO image from the Windows installation disc and then make it bootable, on the link below you will find the tools that many peers used to install Windows:
And this is the tool to make it bootable:
Now, if you are planning to use Ubunto, then the steps to create the ISO image and to install it might be different, in that case you can always visit their forums for further peer assistance:
NOTE: These links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.
Any questions, please let me know.
The only easiest way you could do is installing from USB and created bootable USB drives by using Rufus. For UEFI support you should to choose GPT/NTFS when building your media with rufus.