BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC

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Maintenance & Performance

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11/15/2018

See the table below for six methods to update your Intel® NUC BIOS to the latest BIOS version. You only need to use one.

Note The update methods below work for all Intel® NUC models. You may not see all these options listed for your NUC model on Download Center.
Online Instructions Download When to Use
F7 BIOS Flash update Download PDF PDF icon Recommended method. Initiate a BIOS update by pressing the F7 key during the boot process (before the operating system loads). You can use this method if Linux* is installed on the Intel® NUC.
Express BIOS update Download PDF PDF icon Initiate a BIOS update from within Windows*.
Power button menu update Download PDF PDF icon Initiate a BIOS update from the Power Button Menu (by pressing the Power Button for three seconds). You can use this method if Linux* is installed on the Intel NUC.
UEFI BIOS update Download PDF PDF icon Update the BIOS from the EFI Shell. You can use this method if Linux* is installed on the Intel NUC.
iFlash BIOS update Download PDF PDF icon Update the BIOS from a bootable USB device. You can use this method if Linux* is installed on the Intel NUC.
Recovery BIOS update Download PDF PDF icon In the unlikely event that a BIOS update is interrupted, it's possible the BIOS may be left in an unusable state. Try the BIOS Recovery method to fix the issue.
Note PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*.

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

Note
  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version isn't 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).
Related topic
Troubleshooting BIOS issues