Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and Surface Pro 2 get new firmware

Microsoft has released an updated firmware release for the Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and Surface Pro 2, as some users experienced some problems installing the previous release. After the initial issues, Microsoft updated the releases, and included information about what is new. Here are the changes, broken down by model.

  • Surface 3 All Surface 3 models will receive System Firmware Update – 7/23/2015, which makes the following changes in Windows 10 only:

    • Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.78.0) adds features to display and add a system asset tag and support for the Surface Cover during PXE boot.
    • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) In addition, Surface 3 (4G LTE) models will receive System Firmware Update – 7/24/2015, which adds the following changes to Windows 8.1 only:

    • Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.218.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
    • USB 3.0 Host Controller Adaptation driver update (v603.9600.2588.2097) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
    • USB Composite Device driver update (v2.0.268.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
    • Surface_IA7260.inf update driver for delivering future updates and refreshing production software signing.
    • Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.270.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.
  • Surface Pro 2 Surface Pro 2 receives System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015, which adds the following for Windows 10 only:

    • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.
    • Surface Integration Driver update (v2.0.304.0) resolves issue where Surface would wake from sleep by itself.
  • Surface Pro 3 Surface Pro 3 receives System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015, which adds the following to Windows 10 only:

    • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.
    • Audio driver update (v6.0.1.7543) improves the Cortana experience on Windows 10.
    • USB driver update (v10.0.10125.31214) improves system power usage.

If you own any of these computers, you will want to check for the firmware updates. If you have already updated, be sure to let us know what changes you are noticing.

Source: Thurrott