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Surface Book 2 update waves hello to improved Windows Hello

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What you need to know

  • The Surface Book 2 has a new firmware update available.
  • The update improves the Windows Hello camera experience.
  • The update should be available now through Windows Update.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a new firmware update available. The update is available to all Surface Book 2 devices running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, or greater. The update mostly improves the Windows Hello camera experience, though there are other small fixes.

Microsoft's support page (opens in new tab) outlines all of the changes, which you can also see below.

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager NameVersionUpdate
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® AVStream Camera 250030.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® Control Logic30.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® CSI2 Host Controller30.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® Imaging Signal Processor 250030.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® Microsoft Camera Front30.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® Microsoft Camera IR30.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Intel® Microsoft Camera Rear30.18305.6.12414Improves the Windows Hello camera experience and resolves stability issues.
Surface - Firmware - 390.3279.768.0Surface UEFI Capsule390.3279.768.0Resolves an issue where the CPU will throttle down to .4GHz, and [improves] the Battery Smart Charging reliability.

The update should be available now through Windows Update on Surface Book 2 devices.

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4 Comments
  • Nice! However, I still don't even have the May update. Anyone else?
  • I received 2004 on my Surface Book 2 after this firmware and all of the Intel updates.
  • Same. No issues here so far.
  • Still nothing. This is crazy. Oh well.