Intel® NUC Watchdog Timer Utility



Provides the Intel® NUC Watchdog Timer Utility and Driver.

Available Downloads

  • Windows 10*
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • SHA1: 18942E6E1A3C84CE1C783698207E020A5B17454D
  • Windows 10, 64-bit*
  • Size: 684 KB
  • SHA1: E681F49465C473D3ECC5AC26A81EF74FB2F7B389

Detailed Description


The Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility allows an Intel® NUC Mini PC, Kit, or board to leverage the platform’s hardware watchdog timer to monitor if an application is still running. If the monitored application stops responding, the Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility can help resolve this problem by automatically restarting a failed instance of an application, logging the activity for troubleshooting.

Installation Instructions

  1. Install the Intel® Watchdog Timer driver
    1. Download the Intel WatchDog Timer.msi
    2. For installation instructions refer to the User Guide (section 3.2 Driver installation))
  2. Install the Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility application
    1. Before manually installing the application on Windows® 10 20H1 or 20H2, connect to the internet and enable Windows Developer Mode. Instructions can be found here.
    2. Second extract the ZIP, then right-click on the appxbundle and select Install.
    3. If you need to use a DISM install method, please refer to instructions found here to learn how to DISM install the appxbundle using an administrator PowerShell.

How to use this utility
See the Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility User Guide.

Supported operating systems:

Windows® 10 Pro
Windows® 10 Enterprise
Windows® 10 IOT Enterprise

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