BIOS Update [HNKBLi70.86A]
Description: This download record provides options for updating the BIOS of Intel® NUC Kits NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK.
Release date: September 3, 2020
Size: 7.42 MB
• Updated ME FW version to 184.108.40.20622
• Updated BIOS code for security fixes.
• Fixed issue where “Native ACPI OS PCIe Support can’t be enabled
in BIOS if Thunderbolt Controller is enabled”.
• Fixed issue with SGX driver v220.127.116.11 causing “System BSoD
during restart Windows 10 20H1 (2004)”.
• Fixed issue to able to read storage Admin Passwords created using
older BIOS versions.
• Added feature to be able to set BIOS passwords on (2) storage
units installed independently.
• Fixed issue when S4/S5 settings were not saved in BIOS.
• Fixed issue where “Set default Family Name” for Microsoft
• Fixed issue to display “Energy star logo”.
• Fixed issue to display “Press F12 for network service boot” in
You are so lucky.
Last time, I upgrade to 0061 but got https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-NUCs/NUC8i7HVK-got-BIOS-update-from-IDA-but-stuck-to-boot-after-BIOS/td-p/1198574/jump-to/first-unread-message.
So I need to be careful with the BIOS upgrade this time.
BIOS 0063 is working fine for me so far on my 8i7HVK with Linux, though I haven't booted into Windows yet to test the SGX driver fix that apparently previously caused the BSoD's with the 0061 BIOS (though I'm sure Win10's v2004 is as much to blame here, as it's a buggy mess of an update...).
Reading between the lines it might be a good idea disabling SGX in the BIOS anyway (rather than the 'Software Controlled' default) if you don't need/require that functionality.
Still no issues for me with BIOS 0063, and that's now after switching between Linux/Windows over the weekend and rebooting a ton of times with different drives.
Seems pretty stable so far and I prefer the additional Tau options in the power profiles too with this BIOS, nice work.
I can confirm this BIOS works with Crucial P1s. Before flashing, I made sure widows 10 had all available updates, then I took the leap. I booted straight back into windows, which didn't happen with version 61. so far so good. I will report back if I get any BSOD.
There is a bios bug started with 0060 where some NVMe drives stoped working properly - Seagate FireCUDA was working with this release and 0061, 0063 it stopped working.
What i found during investigation, is that even embedded efi shell have problem access this drive.
executing ls FS0:Microsoft/Boot in efi shell shows information about Media being changed....
Downgrade (with bios recovery procedure) to 0059/0060/0061 solves issue, and HadesCanyon boots every time.
Seagate FireCuda 520 ZP1000GM30002
Firmware:STNSC014 (no update available)
One thing that make my system different: additionally have m2 sata wd green installed, but not formatted, it is waiting for linux installation if i will find some free time.
But existence of not formated disk should not have impact. (at last i don't have issues on 0059/0060/0061 bios - only 0063 seems to have problem)
Looks like i found the issue.
try to put Firecuda 520 NVMe to stlot 2.
in my setup i had populated:
slot 1: wd-green SATA
slot 2: Firecuda 520 NVMe
i removed wd green from slot 1 - no effect, system still boots 1/3 try (0063)
i moved firecuda to slot 1 - system boots 5/5 ( 0063 )
i moved firecuda back to slot 2 and downgraded bios to 0059
system boots 5/5
problem is not on OS level, it not reach boot loader even.
Secure boot enabled , widnows 10 pro 19041.508