I would like to stress to Intel support that there seems to be a serious bug in the latest firmware. Please have a look into this.
The first time I did the update I used the "Express BIOS Update" from Windows. After that I used the F7 method from the BIOS and placed the .BIO update on a USB memory stick.
Hi, i' have same problem !! It's impossible setup Windows 7 !
In differet of another kind of NUC there isn't the option about operative system in the BIOS. You can't choose Windows7 or Windows 8.1.
Help please !
From my experience I would suggest you downgrade your BIOS. Just keep going back until you get a BIOS that will allow you to install Windows.
With BIOS RY0350 installed and UEFI disabled, I was successfully able to install Windows 7 x64 in Legacy Mode without issue. There must be some difference between our configurations that is responsible for your problems.
Do you have both a M.2 SSD and a 2.5" SATA HDD/SSHD/SSD installed and you installed Windows to the M.2 SSD? In this case, you may have to go into Visual BIOS and changes the boot order so that the M.2 SSD is ahead of the SATA HDD/SSHD/SSD. Sometimes, during BIOS updates, parameters in BIOS setup are forcibly reset to their default values and you will need to change them (back) to their necessary settings. Intel's BIOS folks work hard to not have to do this, but some types of updates/fixes can force it to be necessary. To be absolutely sure, I recommend that, after installing any BIOS update, you immediately enter Visual BIOS, press F9 to restore all parameters to their default settings and then go through and change those parameters that you deem necessary for your configuration. It's a pain, but it's the only way you are going to be sure that they are set to what you think they are.
Giampyng - The O/S parameter is not necessary in this BIOS and has nothing to do with your issue.
I'm only using a M.2 SSD in the NUC. I did try to reset the BIOS to default from within the visual BIOS, and I even compared the BIOS with another NUC to see if I had any wrong settings. I also tried to boot with UEFI disabled...
Thanks for the suggestions though.
Hhmmm, I wonder if this SSD is one of those that sits as a true PCIe device and does not use the onboard SATA controllers (i.e. provides its own). I have heard of some issues with these drives but don't know that much about them otherwise. Let me contact the Intel development folks I know and see if they can shed any light on this...
Thanks for the article. This is the article that giampyng noticed that you can select the OS in the BIOS, but that option is not shown in the old (v0249) or new (v0350) BIOS versions. I'm not suggesting that this is the cause of the problem, just that the article seems to apply to a different product perhaps.
I could see the M.2 drive in the old version of the BIOS as well as the latest version of the BIOS.
i have the same unit as you:
-The same SSD M.2 Samsung SM951 the 512GB version (system drive)
-SATA HDD Samsung SpinPoint 2TB
-16GB memory (2x 8GB kingston hyperX 1.35v)
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed on the SSD M.2
After updating the BIOS to 0350 from 0246 using the Express Method the windows just wont boot up, and i just got a black screen promoting to reboot and chose a proper boot device!!!
i tried every possible solution but still not booting.
The only remedy was to downgrade the BIOS to 0246 (which was originally installed from the box) using the F7 method and then the windows boot just fine and everything was working normally.
i would like to try updating the BIOS to 0350 using the F7 just to check if it will work and i will give you the feedback .
Anyway there seems to be a bug in that update, so please intel team try to fix this.
Sorry to hear you are having the same problem. I already tried upgrading to 0350 and 0348 using the F7 method, but it still wouldn't boot. Going back to 0246 always fixed the problem, so at least we have that going for us.
I think we need to get Intel support to acknowledge that there is a problem with the latest BIOS and this type of SSD.
indeed they should take notice.
I tested using the same configuration and worked fine, BIOS settings/ Boot /UEFI disable /Legacy boot enable and your storage device should be there.I tested with UEFI and the legacy enable and worked too