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Problem updating bios


have an Intel NUC7i7BNH Mini PC, Intel Core i7-7567U 3.5GHz, 32GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, WiFi, BT 4.2, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, 4k Support, Dual Monitor Capable, Windows 10 Pro, im trying to update the bios by intel site via the automatic process. My nuc downloads the update via windows and ask me to restart the pc to finish, but when restart it doesnt update. Does anybody can help me with something i can do to finish this update.


not “secure boot”, tryed it but it was already disabled.

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Super User

The problem is likely that you have "secure boot" enabled.

Go into the bios with F2.

Select the ADVANCED pull-down

Select BOOT

Select the SECURE BOOT tab


F10, yes


Then, try the bios update.

If it succeeds or not, repeat the above, turning SECURE BOOT on.


Report back



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  1. I can't guess why the express Bios update is not working, therefor I suggest that you may update your Bios using Bios Recovery from Power Button Menu method:
  2. 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 on this stick and insert it into front USB slot with amber color (NUC shall be OFF). You may use also one of the rear USB ports (do not use front blue USB port, since sometime the USB stick is not recognized during boot process).
  3. 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 or when the Power Button LED changes color from blue to amber.
  4. Press F4 and the recovery shall start (it can take up to 30 seconds for messages to appear on the screen).
  5. When the recovery finishes, press on Power Button and hold it, until NUC switches OFF. Pull out the power cord. Remove the USB stick.
  6. Replace the power cord and press Power Button to switch the computer to ON.
  7. Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.
  8. 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.
  9. If before update, you have customized bios settings, you can enter again to Bios setting to change the necessary settings. 




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