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Trial-Member
New Contributor III
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Intel DSA: Not always showing the latest updates?

Hi all,

 

I am wondering that DSA has not notified me about the latest BIOS Update (0071).

 

Currently I have BIOS 0066 installed on my NUC8i5BEH. Intel had decided to withdraw this (and other) versions and to have a catastrophic information and communication on this.

 

I use DSA to check if my drivers are up to date. And I did this check 2 Days ago. DSA told me that my Sys is up to date. And today DSA came with a notification on a new BIOS. According to Release Notes this is dated to May 15th.

 

So, why didn't DSA inform me about the new BIOS version 2 days ago (during the check)? It seems that DSA is not a reliable service to ensure that the System is using the latest drivers.

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AlHill
Super User
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It could be the difference in when the driver/bios is available, and when it makes it to the IDSA manifest.

 

Doc

 

LeonWaksman
Super User
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@Trial-Member​ ,

Bios version 0071 according to Release Notes is dated May 10, 2019 (rather than May 15th). It was released and ready for dispatch by the software group on May 10th, however was included in Download Center for download only today. I was checking Download Center about 20 hours ago and it wasn't there yet. So, in this case The IDSA is probably OK.

 

Leon

 

Trial-Member
New Contributor III
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Yes you are right, sorry for confusing.

BIOS is dated to May 10th, I have made a check with IDSA on May 15th but IDSA didnt show a new BIOS Version.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Once a BIOS is generated, it has to be validated. Only once this validation is complete will the BIOS be posted. Considering how many NUCs are currently being updated, it is easy to understand how long the validation for an individual BIOS can take.

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Trial-Member
New Contributor III
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I would have expected the release notes to show the date the BIOS was available, not the date you started the validation.

 

But we have already noticed in the withdrawn BIOS versions that Intel has an individual way of communicating with customers. We have to be happy if any information goes to the customer at all.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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No, everything is based off the time when the BIOS is actually generated.

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