Article ID: 000090588 Content Type: Maintenance & Performance Last Reviewed: 04/28/2022

Updating Intel® NUC BIOS Using F7 During POST (Power-on Self Test)


Steps to update the Intel® NUC's BIOS before operating system (OS) loads.


Steps to update the Intel® NUC's BIOS during POST, before OS boots.

NoteThe latest BIOS update files for Intel® NUC products are available on Download Center.

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

  1. Download and save the Recovery BIOS (.CAP) file to a USB device. Example:
    • Available downloads
  2. Plug the USB device into a USB port of the target computer.
  3. Start the Intel NUC.
  4. During boot, when the F7 prompt is displayed, press F7 to enter the BIOS Flash Update tool.
  5. Select the USB device and press Enter.
    • BIOS Flash Update
  6. Select the .CAP file and press Enter.
    • BIOS Flash Update
  7. Confirm you want to update the BIOS by pressing Enter.
  8. Wait 2–5 minutes for the update to complete.
    • Flash update
  9. When the BIOS update is complete, the computer will boot back into Windows.

After any BIOS update, Intel recommends the following steps:

  1. Press F2 during start to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Press F9 to set BIOS default values.
  3. Customize any BIOS settings, if desired (optional).
  4. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.

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