Express BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC

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Install & Setup

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07/29/2019

The Intel® Express BIOS Update utility allows you to update the system BIOS in Windows*.

 

Note

The following Intel NUC models use the Aptio 5 BIOS core, which uses a different method for BIOS updates and Recovery.

  • Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream-G (NUC8i5INH)
  • Intel® NUC 8 Mainstream-G (NUC8i7INH)
  • Intel® NUC Kit NUC8CCHKR
  • Intel® NUC Board NUC8CCHB

See BIOS Update and Recovery Instructions for Intel® NUCs With Aptio 5 BIOS. 

 

Note

  • 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.
  • Don't 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.

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How to Install Express BIOS updates dated September 2018 and later:
  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 *.MSI file to run the Express BIOS update:

    MSI file

  3. Click Restart and Install BIOS on the Welcome screen:

    Restart and Install BIOS

  4. Upon restart, you'll see the BIOS update process status window. Do NOT at any time power off the computer at this stage. When the BIOS update is complete, the computer will boot back into Windows.

    BIOS update process status window

How to Install Express BIOS updates dated earlier than August 2018:
  1.  Download and save the Express BIOS update file to a temporary directory on the target computer. Example:

    Download Center Express BIOS

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

    Express BIOS update

  3. Click Continue on the 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.

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

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

    Note

    Don't power off the computer at any time during this stage.
    Update screen
  7. Once Windows restarts, you see a status window indicating the BIOS update was successful.

Note

After any BIOS update, Intel recommends the following steps:

  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Press F9 to set BIOS default values.
  3. Customize any BIOS settings, if desired (optional).
  4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
Related topics
Other BIOS update methods
Troubleshooting BIOS issues