After finding a LOT of other threads on Intel's support forum about their extremely poor support for hdmi and bios, my guess is that the system doesn't like my television. Unfortunately the NUC only has hdmi as its video options, and the tv is my only hdmi monitor. Issues happens plugged into the tv itself or into my receiver. So I guess I have to go try to hunt down an hdmi to vga adapter.
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A lot of fail here Intel - spoiling what was hopefully going to be a fun geeky night of setting up hyper-v replicas on these little boxes!
Was able to do a regular bios install of Server 2012 and the nic driver still won't load. Had to manually force the driver to load by looking through the list and finding the closest thing to the 82579V listed on Intel's specs... which in the driver is the 82579LM. It squawks at you but if you force it it loads and functions. More of a fail on Intel's driver writers' part than the NUC team I suppose.
Hyper-V is up and running! Still can't get into the bios - will have to dig up an hdmi monitor or a dvi one with an adapter at some point I guess.
if you have a DVI monitor, you can buy an hdmi to dvi adapter, or an hdmi to dvi cable. it works fine in the NUC. also, if you have the thunderbolt version, you can get a mini display port to DVI dongle, if you need 2 dvi outputs.
i always buy such items at monoprice.com. here's a link to the mini display port to dvi dongle.
as for audio, i believe you'll need a usb audio dongle since you won't be using hdmi audio per se when you switch to dvi.
We will attempt to replicate the NIC driver issue you have. Do you know if the Legacy boot option was enabled in bios as well as the UEFI? What is the status of the driver in device manager for Windows 7 or 8? Is there any exclamation mark or status code or any other error message?
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There is a new LAN driver version you may want to try:
NVM Update Utility - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22026
LAN driver version 18.0 - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22283
At this time, the driver version 18.0 is only available in a rather large package that contains drivers for all OS versions. Individual OS packages should be available within the next couple of weeks.
Let us know how it goes.
Thanks Joe, will try this version on the next NUC we configure.
Hello NUC community,
I have posted a new BIOS version at this URL: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22524. This Beta version contains fixes that you have been waiting for, including:
- Fixed: poor LAN performance
- Fixed: cannot access BIOS with F2