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BOXNUC7I3BNK Recognizes EVO 970 as Legacy and not UEFI


Got a new BOXNUC7I3BNK NUC Kit. Only using a Samsung EVO 970 M.2 ssd. The bios recognized the drive as an M.2 ssd, but

in the boot panel, does not recognize it as a UEFI drive, only as a Legacy drive.

I updated to the most recent Bios, followed an Intel support article 000022600 (5-11-18) for Windows 10 system.

Item 3 sub item C says to "On the Boot > Boot Configuration menu, in the UEFI boot pane, OS Selection is set to

Windows 8.x/Windows 10". My Bios does not have an OS Selection option in the UEFI boot pane.

Please tell me I am missing something.

Thanks in advance.

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Community Manager

Hello, sucko. Thank you very much for joining the Intel Community.



I would like to clarify: Are you able to boot from the drive with UEFI boot enabled?



Then, have you tried testing the SSD into a different system in UEFI Boot? Additionally, what is the part number of your M.2 SSD?


I would highly appreciate if you can share a screenshot of the Home and Boot pages of the Intel® Visual BIOS.




Antony S.
Community Manager

Hello, sucko.



I would like to know if you still need assistance. If so, do not hesitate in replying to this thread.




Antony S.


Intel Customer Support Technician


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