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BIOS upgrade to BE0087.bio failed on NUC8I7BEH

dominix
Beginner
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hi everyone.

with the publication of the new version BE0087.bio, I have just upgraded my previous BE0085.bio

the upgrade started correctly every prepare stage were OK, then every flashing stage, until flashing EC which just failed with error 0x800000...0006 I don't known exactly how many zeros but it ended with 6.

So upgrade failed, so I stayed in BE0085.bio

cheers from Tahiti.

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @dominix 

Coincidently, today I've upgraded NUC8i3BEH with version 0087. I used the express method with BECFL357.86A.0087.EB.msi file. However, once your update failed with F7 method, I suggest that you try to update BIOS using BIOS recovery method from the Power Button Menu.

 

  1. Prepare USB stick fully formatted to FAT32 (disable quick format option during format). Format your USB on Windows machine (rather than Linux or MAC). Save the Bios file BE0087.bio on this stick and insert it into front USB slot with amber color (NUC shall be OFF). You may use also one of the rear USB ports (do not use front blue USB port, since sometime the USB stick is not recognized during boot process). 
  2. Press and hold Power Button for about 3 seconds. Count 1001, 1002, 1003,1004. Release the Power Button. NUC should reboot into Power Button Menu. You should release the Power Button before 4-sec shut down override or when the Power Button LED changes color from blue to amber. 
  3. Press F4 and the recovery shall start (it can take up to 30 seconds for messages to appear on the screen). 
  4. When the recovery finishes, press on Power Button and hold it, until NUC switches OFF. Pull out the power cord. Remove the USB stick. 
  5. Replace the power cord and press Power Button to switch the computer to ON. 
  6. Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.
  7. Press F9(followed by "Y"), to set Bios to default settings. Press F10 (followed by "Y"), to save the settings and exit to O.S. Let the NUC fully reboot. 
  8. If before update, you have customized bios settings, you can enter again to Bios setting to change the necessary settings. 

     

    Leon

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @dominix 

Coincidently, today I've upgraded NUC8i3BEH with version 0087. I used the express method with BECFL357.86A.0087.EB.msi file. However, once your update failed with F7 method, I suggest that you try to update BIOS using BIOS recovery method from the Power Button Menu.

 

  1. Prepare USB stick fully formatted to FAT32 (disable quick format option during format). Format your USB on Windows machine (rather than Linux or MAC). Save the Bios file BE0087.bio on this stick and insert it into front USB slot with amber color (NUC shall be OFF). You may use also one of the rear USB ports (do not use front blue USB port, since sometime the USB stick is not recognized during boot process). 
  2. Press and hold Power Button for about 3 seconds. Count 1001, 1002, 1003,1004. Release the Power Button. NUC should reboot into Power Button Menu. You should release the Power Button before 4-sec shut down override or when the Power Button LED changes color from blue to amber. 
  3. Press F4 and the recovery shall start (it can take up to 30 seconds for messages to appear on the screen). 
  4. When the recovery finishes, press on Power Button and hold it, until NUC switches OFF. Pull out the power cord. Remove the USB stick. 
  5. Replace the power cord and press Power Button to switch the computer to ON. 
  6. Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.
  7. Press F9(followed by "Y"), to set Bios to default settings. Press F10 (followed by "Y"), to save the settings and exit to O.S. Let the NUC fully reboot. 
  8. If before update, you have customized bios settings, you can enter again to Bios setting to change the necessary settings. 

     

    Leon

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JRayn3
New Contributor II
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Yesterday I updated the BIOS on my NUC8i7BEH using the F4 method as advised to me by Leon in another earlier thread. It went perfectly well but for me the 30 seconds referred to took about two minutes. 

I have to say I am surprised, Leon, that you used the Express method! (An observation and no more).

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @JRayn3 

I've used the express method, since I've helped to upgrade my friend's NUC, located in other city (trough Teamviewer). Before starting the express update, we prepared USB stick with .bio file in case the update goes wrong. In the end it was OK.

Leon

 

JRayn3
New Contributor II
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Got it! Thanks for clarifying. I shall continue to use the F4 method seeing as I have access to my NUC.

DJinCA
Novice
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Greetings all.

I just updated my 8I7BEH to BIOS level 0087 using the F7 method.

Everything proceeded as expected and the system booted normally. So far everything is functioning normally.

.

JRayn3
New Contributor II
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dominix
Beginner
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I was able to upgrade using your solution. My usb Key was right about formatting (even from Linux).

Thanks Leon.

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