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Surface Book 2 firmware update improves graphics and stability

Best Microsoft Surface Book Accessories of 2017
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What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 recently received a firmware update.
  • The update improves graphics performance and includes several fixes.
  • You can grab the update now through Windows Update.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 recently received a firmware update. The changelog of the update isn't that exciting, but it does include several improvements. The update improves graphics and system stability. It also includes security updates. As is usually the case, the firmware update does not include any new features.

Here's everything that's new in the latest firmware update:

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Intel UHD Graphics 620 (15") – Display adapters20.100.8682 - Improves graphics and system stability.
Intel HD Graphics 620 (13") – Display adapters27.20.100.8682 - Improves graphics and system stability.
Surface ACPI Notify Driver – System devices8.99.139.0 - Improves the graphics driver update experience.
Intel ICLS Client - Extension1952.14.0.1470 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel ICLS Client - Software devices1.62.321.1 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface - System devices2040.100.0.1029 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface Integration Service Device – System devices6.105.139.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface ME - Firmware11.8.82.3838 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface UEFI – Firmware390.3681.768.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

To receive this update on your Surface Book 2, your device needs to be running Windows 10 version 1903 (Windows 10 May 2019 Update) or greater. The update is rolling out gradually, but you should see it on Windows Update.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • good, surface book 2 display would blank out randomly
  • Wish they would find a way to fix the horrific battery drain issues. I cant use my surface book 2 tablet at all. Runs out of battery in minutes. Full device in 90mins
  • Interesting. I still have an old Surface Book 2015 that I use for Minecraft and I've switched to the latest Nvidia graphics drivers which are constantly updated. Good to see this long term support though.