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Intel NUC Windows drivers [downloads] [SOLVED]

If you have a NUC with a clean install of Windows 7 (or 8, 8.1 and Windows 10) you may have some unknown devices and devices without drivers. You can download the driver pack here: (Intel dl link) Those drivers will enable the following devices: Ethernet Controller (Intel NUC Gigabit Ethernet Controller) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1503&SUBSYS_20448086&REV_04 PCI Simple Communications Controller: (Intel Management Engine Interface) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C3A&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 SM BUS Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C22&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 USB 3.0 controller: (Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C31&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 Unknown device: (CIR infrared

NUC cannot enter BIOS/UEFI [SOLVED]

Q. Help! I have a new little Intel NUC computer and I can’t get it to enter the BIOS 🙁 I have a monitor hooked up with HDMI and a keyboard via USB. I checked the keyboard on another computer and it works great, but on the NUC I can never get it to enter the BIOS in time on bootup! Please help! -Richard A. Hi Richard, is that keyboard connected to the back of the NUC? If not, you probably

Intel.com driver site down with 500 error

While setting up an Intel NUC today, I discovered the entire driver portion of Intel’s website is down. The site only lists a “500:Server Error [20-0004]” error message. This is quite a bummer as Windows 7 lacks some of the basic drivers for the NUC’s Ethernet adapter etc. 🙁 This type of outage is why I often keep a mirror of drivers. Hopefully Intel will get their site working again soon!

HMT325S6BFR8C compatible with Intel NUC? [YES]

I have two Intel NUC’s that were equipped with 16GB of RAM (2x8GB DDR SODIMMs). The little PCs were originally intended for server use where the relatively vast amount of memory would have been useful. The RAM kits were also purchased when prices were rather absurdly low (around $60-$80). Unfortunately, since then RAM prices have  doubled. 🙁 These two machines never actually made it into server usage. They ended up being used around the house for a simple HTPC setup

ASUS VivoPC, the stylish NUC/Brix competitor

The small form factor (SFF) product category is really heating up! Apple pioneered the mass market consumer small computer arena with the original G4 based Mac Mini way back in 2005. Recently Intel took it a step further with their Next Unit of Computing (NUC), releasing a machine considerably smaller than the Mac Mini: 31.3 cubic inches vs. 85.5 cubic inches… yet it still packs significant computing power. This is becoming less of a niche market and much more mainstream.

Intel’s latest NUC: i5 CPU, USB 3.0 and three display outputs!

Thanks to KW for the heads up about the latest Intel NUC! The new NUC  motherboard’s model # is D53427RKE, and while it is not Haswell, it DOES have some nice improvements over the original NUCs: +now includes USB 3.0 (1 port) +includes THREE display outputs and fully supports TRIPLE MONITORS! (1) HDMI, (2) Mini-DisplayPort +upgraded to an i5 CPU +retains Gigabit Ethernet support I am certain the Haswell NUCs will arrive soon… but until then, this certainly contains most