1. Create bootable USB installation media, using Media Creation Tool: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-create-bootable-usb-flash-drive-install-windows-10-a.html?filter=Installation and Setup
2. Install Windows 10 using the USB created in para.1:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html?filter=Installation and Setup .
3. During Windows installation, skip on para 12 (legacy boot) in tutorial, and continue from para. 13 (UEFI boot).
Hope this will help
Thanks Leon I did exactly just that during my tests but it still won't boot.
Some thing must be wrong in your installation, so I propose you something else:
1. Since you can install successfully an "old" version of Windows 10, please do this again (bios set to default).
2. After Windows 10 installed, boot into "old" windows and from within windows install latest upgrade. Do this using Windows Media Creation Tool. See this tutorial starting at paragraph 6: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html?filter=Installation and Setup
Hope that this time it will work.
Thank you very much to lw1948 for the suggestions provided above.
Thank you very much for joining the Intel® NUC communities.
Just to let you know, at this point pretty much you tried all the possible troubleshoot steps that we recommend for this issue.
As you mentioned before, it does not seemed to be a hardware problem since you are able to install Windows® 7 and an old version of Windows® 10.
Just for testing purposes, do you have the option to test the NUC with a different SSD?
Please let us know the results of trying the steps provided previously.
Any further questions, please let me know.
For now i switched back to Windows 7 and it's working just fine. I didn't test the upgrade from an old Windows with the media but i tried it with windows update and it failed just the same.
And sadly I do not have another SSD for trying, but maybe the SSD is incompatible with the NUC?
Maybe the latest version of BIOS (59) will solve the issue?
Anyways, thanks to everyone for your answers.
NUC_User_2017, You are very welcome. Thank you very much letting us know that information.
Normally when an SSD is not compatible with the NUC, it will not work with it regardless of the operating system being used. In this case, since it is working with Windows® 7, then the problem seems to be related to Windows® 10. Maybe the ISO image is corrupt, in that case if you have the option to create the ISO image from the Windows installation disc will be a good thing to try and then make that image bootable using Rufus:
Yes, you can always try the BIOS update to try to fix this problem:
On the link below you will see the list of tested peripherals for your NUC, there are different SSD’s that are not listed there that will work with the NUC, this is just for you to have it as additional information:
Any questions, please let me know.
Did you get any error message when computer cannot boot?
Maybe you'll have to repartition the hard drive and then reinstall Windows again. Also you may need to check bad sectors for the hard drive first.
Remember to backup files that are important to you before partitioning hard drive.
To partition a hard drive to GPT or MBR, you can follow: www.eassos.com/tutorial/hard-drive/mbr-vs-gpt.php#How_to_partition_a_hard_drive_to_GPT
BTW, if your BIOS does not support UEFI, you may need to change it to Legacy mode.