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Microsoft Releases New Firmware for Surface Pro and Surface Book

Microsoft released new firmware updates for its flagship Surface devices this week. The updates, which apply to the Surface Book, Surface Pro 3 and 4 addresses of a range of issues including hibernation, graphics, screen flickering, and even audio.

Here’s a rundown of what is fixed according to Microsoft’s Surface Update History page.

New April 2016 Firmware Updates for Microsoft Surface devices

Surface Book

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v88.1134.257.0) addresses a case where after you resume the Surface Book device from hibernation and detach the clipboard, the auto-rotate feature does not work.
  • Surface UEFI update (v88.1121.768.0) addresses screen flickering in Microsoft Edge and other applications.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4409) improves the overall stability of the graphics driver, resolves screen flickering in several popular applications, and cases where the display does not reinitialize correctly after the device resumes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio driver update (v8.20.0.865) supports compatibility with the updated HD Graphics Family driver.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GPU driver update (v10.18.13.6200) adds support for some of the latest popular games.
  • Surface Camera drivers set (v30.10586.7035.1976) improves Windows Hello stability.
    • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Intel(R) Control Logic driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Microsoft Camera Front driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Microsoft Camera Rear driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Microsoft IR Camera Front driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
  • Surface Camera Windows Hello driver update (v1.0.45.0) improves Windows Hello stability.
  • Surface Dock Integration driver update (v1.0.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.
  • Surface Dock Firmware Update (v1.2.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.

Surface Pro 4

  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v103.1122.256.0) adjustments to system thermal tuning.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v103.1135.257.0) addresses a case where after you resume the Surface Pro 4 device from hibernation and detach the cover, the auto-rotate feature does not work.
  • Surface UEFI update (v104.1121.768.0) addresses screen flickering in Microsoft Edge and other applications.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4409) improves the overall stability of the graphics driver, resolves screen flickering in several popular applications, and cases where the display does not reinitialize correctly after the device resumes from sleep or hibernation.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio driver update (v8.20.0.865) supports compatibility with the updated HD Graphics Family driver.
  • Surface Camera drivers set (v30.10586.7035.1976) improves Windows Hello stability.
    • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Intel(R) Control Logic driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Microsoft Camera Front driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Microsoft Camera Rear driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
    • Microsoft IR Camera Front driver update (v30.10586.7035.1976)
  • Surface Camera Windows Hello driver update (v1.0.45.0) improves Windows Hello stability.
  • Surface CoSAR driver update (v1.0.47.0) adds support for additional Wi-Fi signal algorithms to improve signal strength with some 5-GHz access points.
  • Surface Dock Integration driver update (v1.0.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.
  • Surface Dock Firmware Update driver update (v1.2.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.

Surface Pro 3

  • Surface Dock Integration driver update (v1.0.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.
  • Surface Dock Firmware Update (v.1.2.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.

How to Install Surface Firmware Update

Windows 10 – Start > Settings > Update & security > Check for Updates.

Windows 8.1 – Press Windows key + R then type: wuapp then hit Enter, click Check for Updates.

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If you own one of the Surface devices that received a firmware update, let us know how things go. Also, for more in-depth conversations about Windows 10 and Surface, check out our new and improved Windows 10 Forums.

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