What you need to know
- Microsoft is pushing a new firmware update to Windows Insiders using the 2017 Surface Pro.
- We've confirmed it's available on the Fast and Release Preview rings thus far.
- It's unclear what's new in this update, or whether Microsoft has further updates for other Surface devices at this time.
If you're a Windows Insider who happens to be using a Surface Pro (2017), you'll find a new firmware update waiting for you via Windows Update. Microsoft is pushing the fresh firmware to Insiders now, though it's unclear what's new at the moment.
The update was spotted by Microsoft MVP and Windows watcher Richard Hay. We have confirmed it's currently rolling out to Fast ring Insiders testing Windows 10 20H1 builds, along with those testing the 19H2 update on the Release Preview ring. The firmware carries the version number 241.1.139.0 and is an update to the Surface Aggregator Module (SAM).
If you're a Windows Insider, you should be able to grab this update now via Windows Update. There may be further firmware updates for other Surface devices coming as well, but we haven't seen any rolling out as of yet.
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