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NUC8i7HVK first time setup anything i should know?

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Hi everyone, I just ordered the NUC and am very excited to get this thing setup. It still hasn't come in yet, but I am preemptively downloading required drivers for the nuc. I am preforming a clean windows w10 install and manually installing software as needed.

I guess I just wanted to know is there anything I should be aware of when setting this thing up for the first time? just to make it as painless as possible. I built my own pc, but I am not sure if things have changed much since I last tinkered with them years ago. Are there install orders for drivers or hardware? does each driver require a restart or can they be bulk installed? Never updated a bios but how difficult is it with the nuc? sorry if this has all been asked before, I am just a little nervous.

thanks in advance, hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

kind regards, sam.

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Hello MrHadesCanyon,

 

I understand that you are getting started with our Intel® NUC8i7HVK, it will be a pleasure to assist you.

 

Purchasing a new unit might seem to be a little overwhelming, however everything you need to know is just one click away from the following link:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000028146/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000028146/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html

 

The link above will provide you with all the practical information regarding your unit.

 

Some of the information found there will include:

 

-User Guide for Beginners that includes details on how to assemble the hardware inside the unit

 

-Tested RAM modules list.

 

-Link to install the latest Drivers and BIOS

 

-How to Update the BIOS

 

In addition, the order for the driver installation must be as follows:

 

-First Intel graphic Drivers

 

-Reboot your machine

 

-Then Radeon* Drivers (found on the link above)

 

 

I hope this helps.

 

Best regards.

 

 

Diego S.

 

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Hello MrHadesCanyon,

 

I understand that you are getting started with our Intel® NUC8i7HVK, it will be a pleasure to assist you.

 

Purchasing a new unit might seem to be a little overwhelming, however everything you need to know is just one click away from the following link:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000028146/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000028146/mini-pcs/intel-nuc-kits.html

 

The link above will provide you with all the practical information regarding your unit.

 

Some of the information found there will include:

 

-User Guide for Beginners that includes details on how to assemble the hardware inside the unit

 

-Tested RAM modules list.

 

-Link to install the latest Drivers and BIOS

 

-How to Update the BIOS

 

In addition, the order for the driver installation must be as follows:

 

-First Intel graphic Drivers

 

-Reboot your machine

 

-Then Radeon* Drivers (found on the link above)

 

 

I hope this helps.

 

Best regards.

 

 

Diego S.

 

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Thank you for the helpful information.

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I asked some similar questions before I got mine-

It seems that order is only important with the video drivers as noted above.

I installed the chooser driver first, then the video drivers, then just went down the list of drivers and software in the Intel driver link.

I rebooted when it said required, but basically after the video, and then after installing 2-3 others at a time. My original BIOS was 29, and I upgraded that to 40 after all of the drivers. (There is a BIOS ver 44 now).

One thing I would recommend- if you got a little paper advertising free software, check it out-of-town you can get a free copy of Laplink PC mover to help transfer settings and applications from your old computer. See my other post about this. It will save you about $70 since Windows no longer includes this utility.

Good luck and have fun! If you need help, past here. There are a lot of very helpful folks here!

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