Windows 10: Problem : No audio devices are installed Solved

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       05 Feb 2018 #1

    Problem : No audio devices are installed

    I just received delivery of an Intel Compute Stick.
    After setting things up including an update to 16299.214, I found out Cortana cannot hear me.
    I right clicked at the sound icon at system tray > Recording devices, I got this..............

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    Then I checked on Voice Recording app and I got this......

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    Device manager :
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    I ran the Recording Audio Troubleshooting. It cannot find a solution.
    What should I do ?
    I have installed Realteh HD and I can play music with no issue.
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  2.    05 Feb 2018 #2

    Do you have a microphone plugged in? :)

    It doesn't look like there's one built in to the stick and I'm guessing your TV doesn't have a mic either.
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       05 Feb 2018 #3

    No, I do not have a mic plugged in.
    Did not know I had to do that.
    A silly question : what kind of mic I need ?
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  4.    05 Feb 2018 #4

    The Stick only has a USB port so the simplest thing would be to get a USB microphone. Plenty of those on Amazon.
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       05 Feb 2018 #5

    Thank you.
    First time I encountered such situation.
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       13 Feb 2018 #6

    Problem solved.
    Those interested, answer in at this link........
    PCI Encryption question
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