Clearing BIOS Passwords on Intel® NUC

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Install & Setup

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02/12/2020

Caution
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To guard against electrical shock, always power off and unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

Before you start

  1. Make sure the computer and any attached devices are powered off.
  2. Disconnect the computer from the power source.
  3. Remove the computer cover.

Clearing the password

For these models Instructions
Second generation and later Intel® NUC models
  1. Find and remove onboard configuration jumper.
  2. Plug in the computer to a power source and power on the computer.
  3. The computer displays the Config Menu.
  4. Select [2] Clear BIOS User and Supervisor Passwords.
  5. Power off the computer and disconnect it from the power source.
  6. Place the configuration jumper back to its original position.
  7. Replace the cover.
  8. Plug in the computer to the power source and power on the computer.

First generation Intel NUC models:

D33217CK
D33217GKE
DCP847SKE
D53427RKE
DC3217BY
DC3217IYE
DCCP847DYE
DC53427HYE

  1. Find the yellow configuration jumper on the motherboard.
  2. Move the configuration jumper from the default pins 1-2 to pins 2-3.
    Configuration jumper
  3. Plug in the computer to the power source and power on the computer.
    Note The computer will start in Visual BIOS in Maintenance Mode.
  4. Select Maintenance Mode. A Maintenance Mode prompt is displayed.
  5. Select Clear User and Admin Passwords. A confirm prompt is displayed. Select Yes.
  6. Close the Maintenance Mode prompt.
  7. Press F10 to save the current values and exit setup. A confirm prompt is displayed. Select Yes.
  8. Power off the computer and disconnect it from the power source.
  9. Place the configuration jumper back to its original position.
  10. Replace the cover.
  11. Plug in the computer to the power source and power on the computer.

See Section 2.3 (BIOS Jumper) of the technical product specification for your Intel NUC model for complete details.