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I am sorry to hear that have had issues with your new computer.
You can try performing BIOS recovery; this is a simple process that may help even if there is no video at all
Download File name: WY0026.BIO available here:
Instructions for BIOS recovery available below:
Thanks for Your answer,
I have downloaded the file and used recovery instructions from link below - correct jumpers setting for my device
(found this link on the product page here: Documents & Guides for the Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK
So I have removed the jumper, put the USB with the WY0026.BIO file in the front port USB of the device and turned it on.
Nothing happens - I just see the message "Detected BIOS Security Jumper Removed"
 Supress this message
 Clear BIOS User and Supervisor passwords
Device manual says about 4 options here, though that's all I see.
I have tried the procedure with three different USB keys and the procedure finally worked when I used 1GB key instead of 8GB ones - worth putting in the recovery manual.
So the recovery procedure worked, (BIOS version is 026) but after that -
still I cannot get to setup through F2, and in recovery mode (jumper removed) I still see only 2 options instead of 4 from the manual.
Basically nothing has changed apart from the BIOS version from 025 to 026.
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I have solved the issue.
Problem was caused by wrong partitioning on mSATA drive, removing the drive helped to regain Visual Bios access.
I have attached the mSATA drive through USB adapter to my ultrabook, and will continue partitioning for UEFI system offline.
After struggling with this behaviour for some time, not finding a solution in this or any other thread, and since this seems to be Google's #1 hit I post the result that worked for me:
1) Turn off and remove the Hard Drive
2) Remove the BIOS Security Jumper, as shown here Intel® NUC Boards and Kits — BIOS Recovery Update Instructions (left and fight Picture are swapped with the explanation, as of today)
3) Power on, with no USB Drive Attached, there should be only 2 options: 1) Suppress this message until Security Jumper is replaced or 2) Remove BIOS Supervisor Password - CHOOSE OPTION 2 (Although I never set up a password)
4) Turn off again, replace the Security Jumper to default position
5) Turn on and hit F2 - voilà
FWIW, I disabled Fast Boot after this adventure since I suspected that to trigger the issue in the first place. I have a second D54250WYKH, same BIOS upgrade procedure, same playing with UEFI settings (I use normal SSDs in both), but WITHOUT Fast Boot Enabled - never ran into this problem on that second machine.
Intel Bios Devs: it seems there is some alternate switch triggered when removing the BIOS Security/Supervisor Password which solves this wide spread problem, I hope you find and include that to be triggered automatically when updating to future BIOS versions.
Hi! Glad you solved your issue, but I couldn't understand what should I do to fix my NUC so here I'll describe my issue and maybe someone can explain what should I do. I had my system working ok booting windows 10 educational on 1TB HGST SATA HDD, then I instaled the SSD and still was able to use F2 while booting windows on sata hdd, then I took off hdd and installed win 10 edu on SSD and F2 does not work anymore. Windows boots ok on ssd, but can't access BIOS because F2 won't work. I put hdd back and it boots ok, but still can't access F2, I can use F10 to choose which drive to boot, but F2 won't work. I installed windows on SSD using microsoft media creation tool to create a usb drive to install and I'm sure SSD was partitioned as GPT.
What should I do so I can access BIOS config using F2 again? I was considering taking off the SSD to see if F2 works if only HDD is installed, but it's a lot of work and I'm very tired of having to assembly and disassembly this NUC because before it had that after suspend booting issue and I had to open and close it severeal times until I got it fixed, now that everything was working fine I decided to install the SSD and now this F2 issue came up.
Device specs: Intel NUCkit D54250WYKH BIOS v.41 8GB RAM 120GB Samsung SSD 1TB SATA HDD HGST