I click on the update available - Then it says install now - I do this-The Intel express BIOS update screen shows Welcome & Next to update version 0062 to 0071 - but when I click on Next, all it does is restart my NUC7i5BNH unit & goes to the login screen & no express BIO update has been executed - Why?
Bill, I await your reply...😍
So what was the solution to resolve this problem? My NUC7i7BNH has had the same issue since I have owned it. I have updated the BIOS a couple of times via the F7 method because Express BIOS has never worked. I really would like to be able to update with Express BIOS because of the convenience. @WannerG_Intel - any help here?
I am sorry to report that did not solve the problem. I reset the defaults and saved the settings. I can tell that the defaults are restored because the blue ring light around the face of my NUC is constantly lit, whereas I previously had it set to flash per HDD activity.
So after resetting defaults, I exited the BIOS, allowed the NUC to boot up, and then ran the freshly updated DSA. I then clicked the "install now" link to run the Express BIOS update. As before, it looks like it is setting up the upgrade and when I click the button to restart and upgrade BIOS, the NUC just does a standard reboot. There is never any update to the BIOS.
There are instances that updating bios using DSA doesn't works. In this case you should update bios using bios recovery method. The easiest way to do this is recovery from Power Button Menu. Please follow the next paragraphs:
- 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 BN0076.bio (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28640/BIOS-Update-BNKBL357-86A-?product=95067) on this stick and insert it into front USB slot with amber color (NUC shall be OFF).
- Press 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.
- Press F4 and the recovery shall start (it can take up to 30 seconds for messages to appear on the screen).
- When the recovery finishes, press on Power Button and hold it, until NUC switches OFF. Pull out the power cord. Remove the USB stick.
- Replace the power cord and press Power Button to switch the computer to ON.
- Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.
- 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.
- If before update, you have customized bios settings, you can enter again to Bios setting to change the necessary settings.
Thanks for checking back. No, I did not try this. The problem is not that I can't update my BIOS - I have done so most recently using a thumb drive - but rather the fact that the easy, no-fuss "Express BIOS" approach does not work.
If I have to jump through 13 hoops, I will just wait until there is a pressing enough reason to do the update. Right now I have no issues with my hardware or any drivers, so it's not worth the trouble. It just strikes me as odd that a PC completely engineered and produced by Intel would have issues updating through Intel's own platform and tools. This should be a painless process by now. Express BIOS has never worked for my NUC. Surely Intel can do better.