BIOS Issues

How do I access the BIOS (EFI shell)?

Press F2 on the connected keyboard when the system boots and you will go to the EFI shell. See BIOS Setup for more information.

How do I flash a new BIOS image?

See Flashing the BIOS for instructions.

Where do I download the latest BIOS images?

Download the files from: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=joule+bios. This is a persistent link that will let you select from the current and past BIOS versions. See Flashing the BIOS for instructions.

"ERROR: Downloading failed!" message when trying to flash BIOS

You may experience this error if you try to flash the BIOS and your internet connection has a corporate proxy. Try running the Flash.bat script on an open network instead. See also BIOS Update Steps.

"\DN was unexpected at this time" message when trying to flash BIOS

Make sure that you've extracted the archive file you downloaded to a folder of the same name as the original zip file (minus the .zip extension). See also BIOS Update Steps.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.