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

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If you're using a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, you'll want to check for some updates. Microsoft has started rolling out a fresh batch of firmware updates to both devices, largely focused on increasing camera stability.

Here's a look at all of what's new, according to Microsofts Surface Update History (opens in new tab):

Surface Pro 4

  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware – Firmware: 103.1791.258.0 Improves device reliability.
  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Sound, video and GC: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Microsoft Camera IR Front – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Intel(R) Control Logic – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Surface Camera Windows Hello – System device: 1.0.85.1 Improves camera stability.
  • Surface Integration – System device: 1.0.170.0 Improves device reliability.

Surface Book

  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Sound, video and GC: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Microsoft Camera IR Front – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Intel(R) Control Logic – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear – System device: 30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability.
  • Surface Camera Windows Hello – System device: 1.0.85.1 Improves camera stability.

The updates for both devices are tagged with an October 11 release date, so it's possible that they've already hit your device. If you're using a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book, you can check for these updates manually now via Windows Update.

Thanks for the tip, Akinzekeel!

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23 Comments
  • Interesting that my Surface 2017/5 hasn't had firmware updates for several months now. Is it just better software/hardware with less bugs, or what?
  • Possibly updates to better prepare the aging hardware for the Fall Creators Update...or tweaked/adjusted accessory handling
  • I was thinking the same thing. This thing does seem solid as a rock though.
  • Phew, those updates nearly bricked my SP4. it didn't turn on afterwards.. It took a very long while with me pressing every button on the device frantically.
  • As these updates are all camera related and I got mine this morning, was hoping that Windows Hello would start working but alas it still fails instantly before you can even register your face.
  • My wife had that issue and when we contacted Microsoft about it the problem was with her Microsoft account.  For some reason, when the 1703 update came out it did not port properly and that was causing the issue.  Microsoft reset the password and her account and the issue immediately went away.  We waited for months for a solution and it ended up being something really simple.  I hope this helps you out.
  • I had issues with the camera not working for Windows Hello. It got really bad after a new Windows server was set up on out network. When I moved my network account to where it no longer had group policies applied by the server, Windows Hello suddenly started working just fine. Maybe it is an issue with your account as another poster said. Create a local account and see if you have the same issues with that account. If not, then you have found the problem.
  • I already had these drivers installed, probably because of Insider status - the drivers have dates from May and Aug 2017. Unfortunately I still have no Windows Hello face recognition on my Surface Pro 4 i7 since jumping to Fast Ring about a month ago :(
  • Odd, on RP with Surface Book, do not see RP FAU yet or the FW Update.
  • Hopefully they get rid of the ugly, annoying stupid command prompt that flashes at startup.
  • Are you sure it's a 'default' problem? I don't notice any.
  • No command prompt here, are you sure it isn't a 3rd party app?
  • Check this out. It might help you. http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3168924/cmd-opening-split-windows.html
  • Fixed my issue with the vlume buttons. So I'm happy.
  • I was hoping to see a fix for the screen flickering issues that I'm experiencing.
  • Me too, and it stopped flicker for a while after 20 hours idle but now it flicker again. What the hell Microsoft sold to us??? This is piece of ****...
  • Just get a replacement and move on with life or sell it.
  • I still can't figure out why my network speed is so much lower on my SP4 than on any other device I own.
  • well this broke Windows Hello for my surface book that was still 1607.
  • My Surface Book display won't go to sleep at night. Very frustrating. Just flickers all night long.
  • Check in Task Manager if the Photo App is running. For me it shows "Photo(2)" and uses a lot of CPU. If there, right click and End Process.
  • still waiting for support for new surface pen and dial.  does it work?
  • Probably never will 😭😭😭