There are hotkey settings that can be set globally in Options > Hotkeys as well as hotkey settings in the profile options screen. Could it be that the settings are overridden at the profile level?
I checked the profile's settings, and all overrides are disabled. On the global recognition hotkey, i tried a bunch of different ones, including obscure ones that shouldn't be in use anywhere (e.g. ctrl+win+F3). Nothing works.
I tried enabling the override in the profile, with various combinations. again, nothing.
@iceblast: i have recognition, I just have to start/stop it by using the mouse on the VA menu. Also, i have not yet received the big Win10 update.