Supported Operating Systems for Intel® NUC Products

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Compatibility

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05/07/2019

See the table for Intel-validated operating system support for your Intel® NUC product.

The Intel® Product Compatibility Tool lists non-Windows operating system versions that are reported as compatible by Intel NUC users. Intel hasn't validated these operating systems. We recommend you use the latest kernel.

Note If you need assistance with Linux* on an Intel NUC, check our Linux* Support for Intel® NUC article or your distributor's website and forums for peer assistance. 
Intel® NUC Kits, Boards, and Mini PC Downloads Windows* Versions Notes
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  • Windows® 10, 64-bit*

Windows® 10 Home is pre-installed on:

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  • Windows® 10, 64-bit*
  • Windows® Server 2016

Windows® 10 Home is pre-installed on:

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Support for Server OS is limited:

  • Bluetooth*, Serial IO, Infrared, USB Type C Power Delivery Controller, and Thunderbolt™ aren't supported in the Server OS.
  • For the Radeon* Graphics to work properly, you must use Windows® 10 Version 1709 (RS3) or higher.
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  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
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  • Windows® 10 Home (64-bit) pre-installed
 
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  • Windows® 10 Home, (64-bit) pre-installed
 
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  • Windows® 10 Pro (64-bit) pre-installed
 
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  • Windows® 10, (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10® IoT Enterprise 
  • UEFI Boot is required to install Windows® 10 - this is set by default in BIOS Setup. Using Legacy Boot results in multiple errors in Device Manager.
  • Certified by Canonical on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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  • Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • UEFI Boot is required to install Windows 10 - this is set by default in BIOS Setup. Using Legacy Boot results in multiple errors in Device Manager.
  • Thunderbolt™ is supported only on the i5 and i7 versions only.
  • Windows® 10 Home is installed on:
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  • Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • UEFI Boot is required to install Windows 10 - this is set by default in BIOS Setup. Using Legacy Boot results in multiple errors in Device Manager.
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  • Windows® 10 Home (64-bit) pre-installed
 
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  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2* (64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is with respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

If you're installing Windows 7, see Installing Windows 7 on Computers with USB 3.0 for installation information.

Support for Server OS is limited:

  • Bluetooth*, Wireless, RAID, and Thunderbolt™ aren't supported in the Server OS.
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  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1, (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

Support for Windows 7 is limited:
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  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.
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  • Windows 10® (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry*
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7*
  • Windows Server 2012 R2* (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2* (64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

Support for 32-bit OS is limited:

  • Graphics: no Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Serial IO: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Smart Connect: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
Support for Server OS is limited:
  • Graphics, Trusted Platform Module, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, and Intel® Smart Connect Technology aren't supported in the Server OSs.

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  • Windows 10® (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry*
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7*

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

Support for 32-bit OS is limited:

  • Graphics: no Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Serial IO: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Smart Connect: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
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  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Windows 10® IoT Enterprise (64-bit only)
  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit) - as-is
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit) as-is
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Embedded 8 Standard*
  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry*
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7*

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:

  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 

Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

Update this Intel NUC model to BIOS version 0030 or later before installing any Intel® processor I/O controller drivers. This update eliminates any errors that can display in Device Manager on I/O controller devices.

See Installation issues with Windows 8* and Windows 8.1* for limitations with these operating systems.

The eMMC embedded storage can be used for small-footprint operating systems, as typically used for thin-client, and light-embedded applications. Check your OS minimum requirements before trying to install an OS to this device.
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  • Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 *(32-bit and 64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.
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  • Windows® 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:

  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 

Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

Support for 32-bit OS is limited:

  • Graphics: no Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
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  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2* (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2* (64-bit)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.

Support for Server OS is limited:
  • Graphics, Trusted Platform Module, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology, and Intel Smart Connect Technology aren't supported in the Server OSs.
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  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Home Edition* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Professional* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition* (as-is)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.
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  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Home Edition* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Professional* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition* (as-is)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products 
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.
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  • Windows 8.1* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7* (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Home Edition* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Professional* (as-is)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition* (as-is)

As-is support for discontinued operating systems:

Intel® drivers with older operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8*/8.1*) that Microsoft discontinued or doesn't fully support are considered as-is in respect to:
  • Features
  • Function
  • Debugging
  • Usability with recently released Intel® NUC products
Intel no longer provides updated drivers for them.
Related topics
OS installation for Intel NUC
Troubleshooting Operating System Issues
Microsoft Windows® 10 S Compatibility
Linux* Support for Intel® NUC