F7 BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC


Install & Setup



The F7 BIOS Flash Update allows you to update the system BIOS during the boot process and before the operating system loads.


The following Intel NUC models use the Aptio 5 BIOS core and have 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. 


  • 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. An earlier version 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 you changed (from default) so you can restore them 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.

Follow these instructions or print the PDF version:

Note PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*.
  1. Download the Recovery BIOS (.BIO) file. Example:

    Recovery BIOS file

  2. Copy the .BIO to a USB device.

  3. Plug the USB device into a USB port of the target computer.

  4. Shut down the target computer.

  5. During boot, when the F7 prompt is displayed, press F7 to enter the BIOS Flash Update tool.

  6. Select the USB device and press Enter.
    Select USB device

  7. Select the .BIO file and press Enter.
    Select .BIO file

  8. Confirm you want to update the BIOS by pressing Enter.

  9. Wait 2–5 minutes for the update to complete.
    Update screen

  10. Remove the USB device.

  11. Restart the computer.

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Other BIOS update methods
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