Surface Book 3 owners have a fresh firmware update to grab

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What you need to know

  • The Surface Book 3 has a new firmware update available.
  • The update improves system stability and security.
  • As is normally the case, it does not contain any new features.

Microsoft's Surface Book 3 has a new firmware update available. As is normally the case with firmware updates, the Surface Book 3's update doesn't include any new features. It instead focuses on device stability and security improvements, including improvements to the device's display adapters and graphics.

Here is the complete changelog, as found on the Surface Book 3 support page:

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Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Intel Iris Plus Graphics – Display adapters27.20.100.8681 - Improves system graphics performance, stability, and security.
Intel Iris Plus Graphics Extension27.20.100.8681 - Improves integration between system services and stability.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Display adapters27.21.14.5257 - Improves system graphics performance, stability, and security.
Surface UEFI – Firmware9.102.140.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Microsoft highlights that Surface updates are released in stages. As a result, you might not see the update right away. It will eventually roll out to all Surface Book 3 devices. You may also see a "View optional updates" link within the Windows Updates settings. If you do see such a prompt, Microsoft recommends selecting the option to ensure that all Surface drivers in the release have been installed.

To grab the latest update for the Surface Book 3, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. Click on Windows Update.
  4. Click the Check for updates button.

Your device should then download and install the update.

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