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Supported Operating Systems for Intel® NUC Products


Last Reviewed: 12-May-2017
Article ID: 000005628

See the first table for Intel-validated operating system support for your Intel® NUC Board or Intel® NUC Kit.

See the second table for customer-reported operating system support for your Intel NUC Board or Intel NUC Kit.
 

Caution
On April 11, 2017, Microsoft began the Windows®10 Creators Update rollout. Microsoft recommends—unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues—that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered.

You can participate in the Microsoft community for Windows Updates and follow Creators Update issues.
 
Kit/Board Downloads Windows* versions Notes
NUC7i7BNH
NUC7i7BNHX1
NUC7i5BNK
NUC7i5BNH
NUC7i5BNHX1
NUC7i3BNK
NUC7i3BNH
NUC7i3BNHX1
Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • UEFI Boot is required to install Windows 10 - this is set by default in BIOS Setup. Using Legacy Boot will result in multiple errors in Device Manager.
  • Thunderbolt™ is supported only on NUC7i7BNH, NUC7i5BNK, and NUC7i5BNH. 
NUC6CAYH Windows 10 (64-bit) UEFI Boot is required to install Windows 10 - this is set by default in BIOS Setup. Using Legacy Boot will result in multiple errors in Device Manager.
NUC6CAYS Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Pre-Installed  
NUC6i7KYK Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1* (64-bit)
Windows 7* (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2* (64-bit)
If you are installing Windows 7, see Installing Windows 7 on Computers with USB 3.0 for installation information.

Support for Server OS is limited:
  • Bluetooth and Thunderbolt are not supported in the Server OS.
NUC6i5SYK
NUC6i5SYH
NUC6i3SYK
NUC6i3SYH
NUC5CPYH
NUC5PPYH
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)

Support for Windows 7 is limited:

NUC5PGYH Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Pre-Installed  
NUC5i7RYH
NUC5i5RYH
NUC5i5RYK
NUC5i3RYH
NUC5i3RYK
Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
 
NUC5i5MYHE
NUC5i5MYBE
Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry*
Windows Embedded Standard 7*
Windows Server 2012 R2* (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2* (64-bit)
Support for 32-bit OS is limited:
  • Graphics: no Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Serial IO: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Smart Connect: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
Support for Server OS is limited:
  • Graphics, Trusted Platform Module, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, and Intel® Smart Connect Technology are not supported in the Server OSs.

NUC5i3MYHE
NUC5i3MYBE
Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
Windows Embedded Standard 7
Support for 32-bit OS is limited:
  • Graphics: no Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Serial IO: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
  • Smart Connect: no Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
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DE3815TYBE
Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Windows 10® IoT Enterprise (64-bit only)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)—as-is
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)—as-is
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Embedded 8 Standard*
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Update this Intel NUC model to BIOS version 0030 or later before installing any Intel® processor I/O controller drivers. This update eliminates any errors that can display in Device Manager on I/O controller devices.
  • See Installation issues with Windows 8* and Windows 8.1* for limitations with these operating systems.
  • The eMMC embedded storage can be used for small-footprint operating systems, as typically used for thin-client and light-embedded applications. Check your OS minimum requirements before trying to install an OS to this device.
DN2820FYKH Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
32-bit drivers for Windows 7 are provided as-is.
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D54250WYKH

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D34010WYKH

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Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Support for 32-bit OS is limited:

  • Graphics: no Windows 10 32-bit drivers are available
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D53427RKE
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Support for Server OS is limited:
  • Graphics, Trusted Platform Module, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology, and Intel Smart Connect Technology are not supported in the Server OSs.
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DCP847SKE
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows XP Home Edition* (as-is)
Windows XP Media Center Edition* (as-is)
Windows XP Professional* (as-is)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition* (as-is)
As-is support for Windows XP: 
  • Intel® drivers with older operating systems that Microsoft has discontinued, or doesn't fully support, are considered as-is in respect to features, function, debugging, and usability with recently released Intel® NUC products. Intel no longer provides technical support for them. 
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Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows XP Home Edition (as-is)
Windows XP Media Center Edition (as-is)
Windows XP Professional (as-is)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (as-is)
As-is support for Windows XP: 
  • Intel® drivers with older operating systems that Microsoft has discontinued, or doesn't fully support, are considered as-is in respect to features, function, debugging, and usability with recently released Intel® NUC products. Intel no longer provides technical support for them. 
DC3217BY
D33217CK
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows XP Home Edition (as-is)
Windows XP Media Center Edition (as-is)
Windows XP Professional (as-is)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (as-is)
As-is support for Windows XP: 
  • Intel® drivers with older operating systems that Microsoft has discontinued, or doesn't fully support, are considered as-is in respect to features, function, debugging, and usability with recently released Intel® NUC products. Intel no longer provides technical support for them. 

Customer-reported operating systems
These operating system versions are reported as compatible by owners of Intel® NUC Boards and Kits. Intel hasn't validated these operating systems. We recommend you use the latest kernel. If you need assistance with Linux* on Intel NUC, check your distro's website and forums for peer assistance.
 
Kit/Board Customer-reported OSs
NUC6i7KYK ArchLinux*
Gentoo*
Ubuntu*
NUC6i5SYK
NUC6i5SYH
NUC6i3SYK
NUC6i3SYH
Fedora*
Gentoo
Linux* Mint*
Lubuntu*
Xubuntu*
NUC5PPYH CentOS*
OpenELEC*
Ubuntu
NUC5CPYH CentOS
Fedora
Linux* Mint
Lubuntu
OpenELEC
Ubuntu
NUC5i7RYH Debian*
Fedora
Ubuntu

NUC5i5RYH
NUC5i5RYK
NUC5i3RYH
NUC5i3RYK
ArchLinux
Debian
Fedora
OpenBSD*
OpenELEC
Linux Mint
Ubuntu
Xubuntu
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DE3815TYBE
Debian Wheezy*
Ubuntu
NUC5i5MYHE
NUC5i3MYHE
Ubuntu
DN2820FYKH Gentoo*
Kubuntu*
Linux Mint
OpenELEC
OpenSUSE*
Ubuntu
XBMCbuntu*
D54250WYK
D54250WYKH
D54250WYB
D34010WYK
D34010WYKH
D34010WYB
ArchLinux
CentOS
ConsoleOS*
Fedora
GeeXboX*
Gentoo
Lubuntu
Ubuntu
DC53427HYE
D53427RKE
CentOS
OpenELEC
Ubuntu
DCCP847DYE
DCP847SKE
Chromium*
CrunchBang*
Elementary OS*
Fedora
Linux Mint
KodiBuntu Helix*
MythBuntu*
OpenELEC
Slackware*
Ubuntu
DC3217IYE
D33217GKE
Debian Wheezy
Linux Mint
OpenELEC
Ubuntu
DC3217BY
D33217CK
Fedora
Kubuntu
Linux Mint
PCLinuxOS*
SteamOS*
Ubuntu

 

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