[NUC] BIOS Update and Recovery Instructions for NUC with Visual BIOS

Before Proceeding: If your NUC product was shipped after 2019, your system may use different methods to update the BIOS. See BIOS Update and Recovery Instructions for NUCs With Aptio 5 BIOS for these instructions.

If you are not comfortable performing a BIOS update/recovery using the options below, please contact Customer Support.

  • All BIOS update files for NUCs are available on Download Center.
  • Update instructions are also available in PDF format.

BIOS Update Instructions for NUC with Visual BIOS (PDF) PDF icon 
Size: 443 KB 
Date: January 2020

Note: PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*

  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version isn't recommended. An earlier BIOS version may not include support for bug fixes, critical security updates, or support the product revisions currently being manufactured.
  • All images in the examples used in the instructions are for illustration purposes only. Make sure to select the correct BIOS files for your NUC.
  • If a BIOS update process is interrupted, your computer might not function properly. ASUS suggests the process be done in an environment with a steady power supply (preferably with UPS).
  • If using USB flash drive for the BIOS update or recovery, format it to the FAT32 format. A USB on the NTFS format will not work.

After any BIOS update, ASUS recommends the following steps:

  1. Press F2 during start to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Press F9 to set BIOS default values.
    1. Customize any BIOS settings, if desired (optional).
  1. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup.
 Option for upgrading NUC BIOSSolution
1. (Recommended) Perform BIOS on NUC using Windows* based Express BIOS utility.  How to Update NUC BIOS using Windows* based Express BIOS installer
2.Perform BIOS update before OS loads using F7 and USB flash drive.Updating NUC BIOS Using F7 During POST (Power-on Self Test)
3.Perform BIOS update using the Power Button to access boot menuHow To Update Your NUC BIOS Using the Power Button Menu
4.Use iFlash utility to update NUC BIOSHow to update BIOS using iFLASH utility for NUCs
5.Upgrade NUC BIOS from UEFI.How to use UEFI Shell to Update  NUC BIOS
6.Use Power Button to recover from failed BIOS update.How to recover NUC BIOS using Power Button Menu
7.Use the onboard Security Jumper to recover NUC BIOS.How to recover NUC BIOS using Security Jumper
8.Upgrade NUC's BIOS Remotely or SilentlyHow to Perform Remote or Silent  NUC BIOS Update using Express BIOS


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