What you need to know
- The Surface Book 3 has a new firmware update.
- The update includes a long list of improvements and fixes.
- The fixes include improved inking and stability.
Microsoft shipped a firmware update for the Surface Book 3 recently. The update improves inking on the device, improves general stability, and includes several other fixes and improvements. While the update does include any new features, it does bring quite a long list of improvements to one of the best Windows laptops.
Microsoft's support page outlines all of the changes, which can also be found below.
|Windows Update History Name||Device Manager Name||Version||Update|
|AMD - System - 18.104.22.168||AMD UART Controller - System devices||22.214.171.124||Improves system stability.|
|Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Display - 26.20.12059.3000||AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 9 Graphics - Display Adapter / AMD Radeon (TM) Vega 11 Graphics – Display adapters||26.20.12059.3000||Improves system stability by addressing waking from sleep scenarios.|
|Surface - Firmware - 1.2545.140.0||Surface UEFI - Firmware||1.2545.140.0||Addresses issues related to waking from sleep bugcheck and unexpected shutdown failure.|
|Surface - Firmware - 16.308.139.0||Surface System Aggregator - Firmware||16.308.139.0||Improves battery reliability during low battery scenarios.|
|Intel Corporation - System - 1.0.1287.0||Detection Verification - System devices||1.0.1287.0||Improves audio reliability.|
|Surface - Extension - 126.96.36.199||(Surface Book Base v3 Firmware Update) - no Device Manager notes||188.8.131.52||Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability and addresses system bugcheck.|
|Surface - Firmware - 10.11.139.0||Surface System Aggregator - Firmware||10.11.139.0||Resolves the stability issues during low battery scenarios.|
|Intel Corporation - System - 10.24.0.3694||Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) Audio Controller - System devices||10.24.0.3694||Improves device Sleep power consumption and addresses system bugcheck.|
|Intel Corporation - System - 10.24.3694.245||Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) OED - System devices||10.24.3694.245||Improves device Sleep power consumption and addresses system bugcheck.|
|Surface - System - 184.108.40.206||Surface System Telemetry Driver - System devices||220.127.116.11||Facilitates power and thermal related data analysis.|
|Intel - Net - 18.104.22.168||Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters||22.214.171.124||Improves Wi-Fi performance resuming from sleep and Miracast connection performance.|
|Intel - Bluetooth - 126.96.36.199||Intel Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth||188.8.131.52||Resolves the issue with WiFi connection throughput and improves stability.|
|NVIDIA - Display - 184.108.40.20692||NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Display adapters||220.127.116.1192||Improves GPU stability and power consumption.|
|Dolby - SoftwareComponent - 3.20602.651.0||DolbyAPO SWC Device - Software components||3.20602.651.0||Improves device audio performance and stability, and addresses 3rd party app compatibility and performance.|
|Surface - System - 18.104.22.168||Surface DTX - System devices||22.214.171.124||Improves connectivity and performance with USB Hub.|
|Surface - Firmware - 126.96.36.199||13 Inch - Surface Touch Firmware / 15 Inch - Surface Touch Firmware - Firmware||188.8.131.52||Improves Touch and Pen stability.|
|Surface - Extension - 184.108.40.206||(13 Inch - Surface Touch Pen Processor / 15 Inch - Surface Touch Pen Processor) - no Device Manager notes||220.127.116.11||Improves Touch stability and improves pen inking when palm is also on screen.|
|Dolby - Extension - 18.104.22.168||(13 Inch - Dolby Device Extension) - no Device Manager notes||22.214.171.124||Fixes low volume output from internal speakers and improves audio reliability.|
|Dolby - Extension - 126.96.36.199||(15 Inch - Dolby Device Extension) - no Device Manager notes||188.8.131.52||Fixes low volume output from internal speakers and improves audio reliability.|
|Surface - System - 184.108.40.206||Surface Integration Service Device - System devices||220.127.116.11||Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability.|
The update should be available now through Windows Update on the Surface Book 3.
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