Express BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC

Last Reviewed: 10-Nov-2017
Article ID: 000005827

The Intel® Express BIOS Update utility allows you to update the system BIOS in Windows*. Follow these instructions or print and use the PDF version.

Note: PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*.

  • All BIOS update files for Intel® NUC products are available on Download Center.
  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version is not recommended, and might not be supported. Earlier versions might not support the latest processors, bug fixes, critical security updates, or board revisions currently being manufactured.
  • Do not interrupt the BIOS update process. We recommend the process be done in an environment with a steady power supply (preferably with UPS).
  • Before updating the BIOS, manually record all BIOS settings that have been changed (from default) so they can be restored after completing the BIOS update.
  • All images in this example are for illustration purposes only. You need to select the correct BIOS files for your Intel® NUC.
  1. Download and save the Express BIOS update file to a temporary directory on the target computer. Example:
    Express BIOS update file

  2. Double-click the *.EXE file to run the Express BIOS update.Double-click the *.EXE file

  3. Click Continue on the Welcome screen.
    Welcome screen

  4. Click Yes on the License Agreement screen if you agree with the License Agreement terms. Click No if you want to cancel the BIOS update.

    License Agreement screen
  5. Click Restart and Install BIOS. Windows shuts down to start the BIOS update process.

    Restart and Install BIOS
  6. On restart, you see the BIOS update process status window. When the BIOS update is complete, the computer boots back into Windows.

    Note Do not power off the computer at any time during this stage.
    Update screen
  7. When Windows restarts, you see a status window indicating the BIOS update was successful.

    BIOS update successful
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