Originally Posted by LexInVA
To anyone buying a NUC, the one thing you absolutely must do before-hand is download all the Intel drivers for your NUC from the Intel Support website. Just copy them to a USB/SD card and then copy them to the Desktop, so you can install them immediately after booting into Windows. Windows 10 doesn't recognize any of the hardware in the Skylake NUCs and Intel's own Driver Download software doesn't even recognize Skylake NUC models properly, so installing manually is the only option.
By "beforehand", do you mean to download them using say another Win 10 computer that's already connected to the internet .......... in order to have them at the ready on a USB stick the first time the NUC boots up, but before
it connects to the internet for the first time?
Or, for system identification purposes, should the NUC be the machine that does the downloading from Intel, regardless of the fact that, as you say, "Intel's own Driver Download software doesn't even recognize Skylake NUC models properly" (and, presumably, might also not do so for a future Kaby Lake NUC)?
(Obviously, for the KL, this is for my future reference, but I thought I'd ask now anyway.)