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    Bios 0051 removed?

    pjred

      Hi

       

      just noticed that the 0051 bios has been removed from the NUC6i7KYK download page, any reason?

       

      I already updated to that bios.

       

      Paul

        • 1. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
          JamesU

          Me too - same question.

           

          Thanks

          • 2. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello pjreda and JamesU

            Thank you for joining the community

            I have not received any notification about that, in Intel® download center the last BIOS version is 0050, please keep using the last version available and keep checking the website for new BIOS version
             
            https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/89187/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC6i7KYK
             
            Regards,
             
            Leonardo C.
             

            • 3. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
              pjred

              KYSKLi70.86A.0051.EB.EXE was there last week.

              I downloaded and installed on my skull canyon.

              It is now running 0051 bios.

              • 4. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                N.Scott.Pearson

                My understanding it that it was withdrawn because of: PCMag.com: Intel: Don't Deploy Our Faulty Spectre Patches

                ...S

                • 5. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                  pjred

                  Would be nice to hear from Intel (someone who knows something) about this, and whether it is recommended to flash back to 0050.

                  • 6. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                    jlow00

                    In my opinion there should be spot for version 51 in the Readme or release notes or something but there is not. I get worried when things are simply pulled without any indication.  My NUC seems to be working fine though so far with 51.

                    • 7. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                      VS5

                      Bios 0041 removed too for NUC 5i5MYHE.

                      But i have already updated(

                      • 8. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                        Intel Corporation
                        This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                        Hello all,

                        Thank you for your responses, if the BIOS versions that you have installed are working fine on you system there is no need to flash back to the previous version

                        Regards,        
                        Leonardo C.
                         

                        • 9. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                          DG1980

                          So why the hell did you (Intel) take it down?

                          • 10. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                            N.Scott.Pearson

                            Dont you guys read the news? The BIOS was removed due to errata in the microcode fix introduced for the SpectreB vulnerability. Once these errata gave been addressed, a replacement BIOS providing the updated microcode will be posted. It should be happening fairly soon...

                             

                            ...S

                            • 11. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                              pjred

                              Seriously,

                               

                              obviously we don't read the same news. You're feed back is usually appreciated but not like that.

                               

                              It was a simple question as to why it was removed and Intel still haven't given a reason.

                              • 12. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                                N.Scott.Pearson

                                I just gave you the exact reason. Why the ICS folks are tap-dancing around the subject I do not know...

                                ...S

                                • 13. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                                  jlow00

                                  Here are the statements in the release notes for comparison between 51 and 50. I'd expect the "Updated Management Engine Firmware to version: 11.8.50.3425" to be the element in question since it's the only difference.  I've had my NUC with v51 freeze with DSATray.exe complaining and appears associated.

                                   

                                  (Security Advisory-00086).

                                   

                                  About This Release:

                                  • Date: January 10, 2018

                                  ME Firmware: 11.0.11.1005

                                  Memory Reference Code: Based on 1.9.0

                                  Integrated Graphics

                                  o Option ROM: Build 1040 PC 14.34

                                  o UEFI Driver: 9.0.1047

                                  SATA RAID Option ROM: 14.8.0.2377

                                  AHCI Code: AHCI_10

                                  LAN Option ROM: v0104.PXE 2.1 Build 092

                                  Visual BIOS: 2.2.23

                                  New Fixes/Features:

                                  Updated CPU Microcode (Security Advisory-00088).

                                  Updated Management Engine Firmware to version: 11.8.50.3425

                                  (Security Advisory-00086).

                                   

                                  BIOS Version 0050 - KYSKLi70.86A.0050.2017.0831.1924

                                  About This Release:

                                  Date: August 31, 2017

                                  ME Firmware: 11.0.11.1005

                                  Memory Reference Code: Based on 1.9.0

                                  Integrated Graphics

                                  o Option ROM: Build 1040 PC 14.34

                                  o UEFI Driver: 9.0.1047

                                  SATA RAID Option ROM: 14.8.0.2377

                                  AHCI Code: AHCI_10

                                  LAN Option ROM: v0104.PXE 2.1 Build 092

                                  Visual Bios: 2.2.23

                                  New Fixes/Features:

                                  • Security enhancements.

                                  • Added setup option "Allow UEFI 3rd Party Driver loaded”.

                                  • The BIOS cannot be downgraded to KY0049 or earlier due to

                                  security enhancements

                                  • 14. Re: Bios 0051 removed?
                                    jlow00

                                    The format of the readme I posted was poor, sorry, here it is again for comparison between 51 and 50:

                                    specifically Security Advisory-00088 and Security Advisory-00086 are likely what caused it to be removed since they are the only differences.

                                     

                                    BIOS Version 0051 - KYSKLi70.86A.0051.2018.0110.1800

                                    About This Release:

                                    • Date: January 10, 2018

                                    • ME Firmware: 11.0.11.1005

                                    • Memory Reference Code: Based on 1.9.0

                                    • Integrated Graphics

                                    o Option ROM: Build 1040 PC 14.34

                                    o UEFI Driver: 9.0.1047

                                    • SATA RAID Option ROM: 14.8.0.2377

                                    • AHCI Code: AHCI_10

                                    • LAN Option ROM: v0104.PXE 2.1 Build 092

                                    • Visual BIOS: 2.2.23

                                     

                                    New Fixes/Features:

                                    • Updated CPU Microcode (Security Advisory-00088).

                                    • Updated Management Engine Firmware to version: 11.8.50.3425 (Security Advisory-00086).

                                     

                                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                     

                                    BIOS Version 0050 - KYSKLi70.86A.0050.2017.0831.1924

                                    About This Release:

                                    • Date: August 31, 2017

                                    • ME Firmware: 11.0.11.1005

                                    • Memory Reference Code: Based on 1.9.0

                                    • Integrated Graphics

                                    o Option ROM: Build 1040 PC 14.34

                                    o UEFI Driver: 9.0.1047

                                    • SATA RAID Option ROM: 14.8.0.2377

                                    • AHCI Code: AHCI_10

                                    • LAN Option ROM: v0104.PXE 2.1 Build 092

                                    • Visual Bios: 2.2.23

                                     

                                    New Fixes/Features:

                                    • Security enhancements.

                                    • Added setup option "Allow UEFI 3rd Party Driver loaded”.

                                    • The BIOS cannot be downgraded to KY0049 or earlier due to security enhancements

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