What are you seeing?
BIOS Setup doesn't open when you press the F2 key during boot.
How to fix it.
See the table below for the most common causes that BIOS Setup won't open and how to fix it.
|Cause||How to fix it|
|You are using Bluetooth keyboard||To access the BIOS and/or Power button menu, you must connect a USB keyboard to your Intel® NUC.|
|Fast Boot is enabled||Fast Boot in BIOS reduces computer boot time. With Fast Boot enabled: |
Disable Fast Boot from the power button menu. Access the power button menu with this sequence:
Using Fast Boot in Intel® Visual BIOS
F2 key pressed at the wrong time
If the F2 prompt doesn't appear on the screen, you might not know when you should press the F2 key. The F2 prompt can be missing during boot for the following reasons:
You can check these settings by accessing BIOS Setup using the power button menu method:
|Connect the keyboard to a different USB port||If your keyboard is connected to a front panel USB port, try connecting it to a back panel port instead.|
|HDMI resolution on monitor isn't supported|| |
If you're using an HDMI monitor or HDTV that doesn't support a resolution of 1024x768, you might not be able to access the Intel® Visual BIOS setup when pressing the F2 key.
|Intel® NUC is connected to a USB monitor||USB monitors don't support access to BIOS Setup. This type of monitor only begins to display during the operating system boot, and after its drivers load. Power-on features such as boot logo, boot menu, and BIOS Setup aren't visible. |
To access BIOS Setup with the F2 key, temporarily connect the Intel® NUC to a monitor that supports HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA connections.