UEFI BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC

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07/29/2019

The UEFI Flash BIOS update utility allows you to update the BIOS from the EFI Shell.

Note

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.

Note
  • All BIOS update files for Intel® NUC products are available on Download Center.
  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version isn't recommended and may not be supported. An earlier BIOS version may not contain the support for the latest processor microcode, bug fixes, critical security updates, or support the latest board revisions currently being manufactured.
  • If a BIOS update process is interrupted, your computer may not function properly. 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.

Update your BIOS using the EFI Shell.

  1. Download the UEFI Flash BIOS Update file. Example:
    Download the UEFI Flash BIOS Update file
  2. Double-click the *.ZIP to extract its files.
    Double-click the *.ZIP to extract its files
  3. Copy UefiFlash.efi and the .BIO file to the bootable USB device.
  4. Connect the USB drive to a port on the Intel NUC.
  5. Configure the BIOS of the target computer to boot to the EFI Shell:
    1. Press F2 during start to enter BIOS setup.
    2. Go to Advanced > Boot > Secure Boot.
    3. Disable Secure Boot, if enabled.
    4. Go to Advanced > Boot > Boot Configuration.
    5. In the Boot Devices pane, enable Internal UEFI Shell.
    6. Press F10 to save changes and exit BIOS Setup.
  6. Press F10 during boot to open the Boot Menu.
  7. Select UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell.
    UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell
  8. Change the current directory to the USB flash drive by entering the command fsX: where X is the drive number of the USB flash drive from the device mapping list.
    • For example, if your USB drive is fs3, type fs3:. Then, press Enter.
  9. At the command prompt, type UefiFlash.efi XXX.BIO, where XXX.BIO is the name of the .BIO file. Press Enter.
    UefiFlash.efi XXX.BIO
  10. Press Y to begin the update.

    Note

    If you include the command line switch -q, the update starts immediately, without requiring you to press Y to confirm.
    Example: UefiFlash.efi XXX.BIO -q
  11. Wait for the BIOS update to complete.
    Wait for the BIOS update to complete
  12. The computer will restart when finished.
  13. Set the BIOS back to original settings:
    1. Restart the computer.
    2. Press F2 during start to enter BIOS setup.
    3. Go to Advanced > Boot > Boot Configuration.
    4. In the Boot Devices pane, disable Internal UEFI Shell.
    5. Go to Advanced > Boot > Secure Boot.
    6. Enable Secure Boot, if it was originally enabled.
    7. Press F10 to save changes and exit BIOS Setup.
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