What can I say? FAT32 is not necessarily FAT32. I suggest that you use a Windows-based PC to reformat the flash sticks. Don't use a MAC and don't use Linux.
As for the PXE errors, PXE runs by default if no other bootable media is detected. This error just means that you do not have a network connection to a boot server )which would not be unexpected in this scenario). My suggestion: disable PXE. Follow this procedure:
- Enter BIOS Setup (Visual BIOS) using the F2 key.
- Press the F9 key and then the Y key to restore the default BIOS configuration.
- Click on Advanced, then Boot and then on the Boot Priority tab.
- In the UEFI Boot Priority section, check (enable) UEFI Boot.
- Click on the Boot Configuration tab.
- In the Boot Devices section, set Network Boot to Disable.
- Press the F10 key and then the Y key to reboot with a save of the BIOS configuration.
- Check whether it (now) sees your Windows installation media.
Hope this helps,
Many thanks for your assistance and detailed instructions but unfortunately I haven't had any success.
I have followed your instructions to the letter and formatted on a windows computer all 4 USBs as FAT32, but it still doesn't recognise any of them. I have also tried to have it recognise Windows 10 installation file, but no luck there either. Sill comes up with a boot error, though the PXE message is gone. Just says it failed to find a bootable drive or so.
I might go back to the shop and see if they can replace the unit or so.
Have you tried multiple USB ports?
Yes , I tried all USBs with all ports, restarting the machine everytime to see if it recognised it. It sees a folder structure on one of the USBs but no *.Bio file. The other 3 USBs are empty apart from the Bio files, but no difference.
Not sure what other options I have...
Well, would you believe it. I managed to get it working after all.
First of all, I used on of the USBs again to check it but as previously stated, F2 didn't cut it. But through F7, I managed to get the USB recognised and it allowed me to install v54 of the BIOS driver through there. After that I properly installed Windows ISO file via the Windows USB/DVD download tool. Subsequently it was a breeze.
Couldn't have done it without your help though, so thanks very much. Also posting this for anyone else who might have the same problems as I did.
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Thank you very much to N. Scott Pearson for the information posted previously.
It is great to hear that you were able to finally make the NUC worked and to do a BIOS update.
The F7 method is actually the one that we recommend to do, since as you can see it is very easy to do and it is very reliable.
Any other inquiry, do not hesitate in contact us again.