BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC

Last Reviewed: 19-Dec-2017
Article ID: 000005636

This document provides instructions for updating your Intel® NUC to the latest BIOS version. Five methods of updating an Intel NUC BIOS to the latest version are below. You only need to use one.

Online Instructions Download Watch a Demo
Express BIOS update Download the PDF Watch video
F7 BIOS Flash update Download the PDF Watch video
Power button menu update Download the PDF Watch video
iFlash BIOS update Download the PDF  
Recovery BIOS update Download the PDF Watch video
Note PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*.

All BIOS update files for Intel NUC products are available on Download Center.

Check the matrix below to see which method works for you.

BIOS update launched from: Express BIOS update F7 BIOS Flash update Power button menu update iFlash BIOS update Recovery BIOS update
Windows* X        
USB device (not bootable)
  X X   X
USB device (bootable)
  X X X X
  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version is not recommended and might not be supported. An earlier BIOS version might not provide important fixes, critical security updates, or support the latest board revisions currently manufactured.
  • All images in the examples used in the instructions are for illustration purposes only. You need to select the correct BIOS files for your Intel NUC.
  • If a BIOS update process is interrupted, your computer might not function properly. Intel suggests the process be done in an environment with a steady power supply (preferably with UPS).
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