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Microsoft rolls out new firmware updates for Surface Book, Pro 4, and Studio

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After recently shipping the first batch of firmware updates to its new Surface Pro with LTE, Microsoft is rolling out another set of updates for more Surface devices. Next on deck are updates for the Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface Studio. Here's a look at all of what's new (opens in new tab) for each device (via Neowin).

Surface Pro 4

  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices - 2.0.99 improves multi-touch and pen connectivity when the device wakes from sleep.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware - Firmware - 103.1791.258.0 improves system reliability.
  • Surface Management Engine - Firmware - 11.7.4.3330 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware – Firmware - 103.1837.257.0 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware - 108.1866.769.0 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Surface dTPM (IFX) – Firmware - 5.62.3126.2 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System device - 11.7.0.1040 required for UEFI update, and improves recovery from Connected Standby.
  • Surface Integration – System devices - 1.0.171.1 improves system reliability.

Surface Book

  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices - 2.0.99 improves multi-touch and pen connectivity when the device wakes from sleep.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound (SST) Audio Bus – System devices - 09.21.00.2853 improves video performance in some applications.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (SST) OED– System devices - 09.21.00.2853 improves video performance in some applications.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX – Display adapter - 23.21.13.8808 improves device graphics performance.
  • Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) - Sound, video, and GC - 6.0.1.8242 improves Cortana speech recognition.
  • Surface NVM Express Controller – Storage Controllers - 11.0.0.1 improves storage performance.
  • Surface DTX – System devices - 2.27.136.0 improves system stability.

Surface Studio

  • Surface Management Engine - Firmware - 11.7.4.3330 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware - 118.1866.770.0 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Surface dTPM (IFX) – Firmware - 5.62.3126.2 resolves potential security vulnerability, including bulletin 170012 (opens in new tab).
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System device - 11.7.0.1040 required for UEFI update, and improves recovery from Connected Standby.

If you own any of the Surface devices mentioned, you should be able to grab these updates via Windows Update now.

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22 Comments
  • Thank you for the first item for SP4. Non pen/multy touch upon wakeup was getting really annoying. Hoping this puts an end to that issue...
  • I installed all these updates, but have questions. I can't get the link for the "security bulletin 170012" to work. The Intel tool for checking the Management Engine vulnerablility (ME) still says my Surface Pro 4 is still vulnerable (the updated 12/7 version from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150 ) Are these updates supposed to fix that, or are we still waiting?    
  • When when when will Microsoft fix the erratic behavoir of my 2017 Surface Pro Pen???
  • What behaviour? Is that the one when you write on Onenote (I haven't tried other apps), the keyboard keeps popping up even though the option "Ignore touch input when using pen" is selected? Even with that option unticked, the keyboard should pop up. It is so annoying. I don't remember having this prior to the latest creator update!
  • No he certainly means that master fckup they did with creator update. I would punch responsible idiot that gave green light to go to production build with this abomination...
  • I guess they don't consider the lower part of the screen shaking as a big issue.
  • I only received five of the eight!
  • Same here: only received five: did not receive the surface pen one so it's not surprising I still cannot draw using the pen after resuming from sleep.
  • I can't wait to Surface Scribe is on this update list.
  • If MS calls it surface scribe, note, or journal I won't buy one. Unless they have a really clever name, I have no problem with them calling it Surface Mobile or even just Surface.
  • I got all the updates including one for the TPM which fixes the out of date firmware
  • i wish they'd improve sb battery life
  • So if i paused updates to avoid FCU I will not get those? There should be a way to get security updates without feature updates.
  • You can only pause updates for about 35 days and then you have no choice and yes, pausing updates pauses ALL updates not just feature updates. So, if you want these then you need to get ALL the available updates including the FCU.
  • Between having a usable SP4 and installing FCU I think i will keep the updates paused as long as I can...
  • Yet I have the FCU installed on my SP4 with no issues whatsoever. Must be third party software you have installed causing problems
  • @YeahRrright. You can use the troubleshooter tool to hide updates temporarily. You need download it directly from microsoft, just bing / google tool to hide updates windows 10. The tool works best with the group policy tweak for windows update set to notify to download and notify to install. Otherwise any queued update will be installed, even if yoi tried to 'hide' them using the tool.
  • Why not an update for the Surface Pro? I still get (nothing has changed, but I reloaded the most recent Intel Detection Tool in case) the mesage that my computer is vulnerable to Intel-SA-00086 security vulnerabilities. If MS doesn't update this machine soon or explain why they won't, my Surface Pro is going back to BestBuy before the return period ends. That's too bad, because I do like this pc, but I'm pretty angry at MS for not addressing this issue.
  • No new firmware update for the Lumia's 950/XL ?
  • Yet again - new update, new problems. New Nvidia drivers for Surface Book with Performance Base broke Adobe Illustrator. Had to download latest Nvidia drivers from their web site - thankfully now it's back to normal (in regards of visualisation). Still have problems with Illustrator and "scroll with pen" feature
  • Issues with Illustrator would technically be on Adobe to fix, the scroll with pen feature should have been fixed with the Intel Precision Touch Device driver update. I had an issue with not being able to write, scroll, or tap with the Pen even though it was connected, disabling and re-enabling the above driver fixed it though.
  • Doesn't look like Surface Book 1 owners will be getting Pen Tilt support after all, huh?