Can't Access BIOS Setup with F2 Key for Intel® NUC

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09/16/2022

Note The process below only works for Intel® NUC systems.  If you have a system other than an Intel® NUC, contact your system's manufacture's support.

What are you seeing?

When trying to enter the Intel® NUC's BIOS pressing F2 during boot doesn't enter setup.

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 Can't enter BIOS using Bluetooth* Keyboard and Mouse on Intel NUC
Fast Boot is enabled How to disable Fast Boot for the Intel NUCs

F2 key pressed at the wrong time

  1. How to disable Fast Boot for the Intel NUCs
  2. How to enable POST (Power On Self-Test) Function Hotkeys
  3. How to disable Secure Boot on Intel NUCs
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.
Intel® NUC is connected to a USB monitor Temporarily connect the Intel® NUC to a monitor that supports HDMI or DisplayPort,

If none of these options solve your issue, contact Intel Customer Support.

 

 

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