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Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 grab new camera drivers for Windows Hello and more

Microsoft is working hard in preparation of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update even on the weekend. We can confirm that the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are picking up further driver updates following the big July 14 release last week.

It is unclear if these drivers are being pushed to those on Production builds, but we can confirm at least for Release Preview and Fast Rings that these updates should now be available. Here are the drivers that should be coming down from Windows Update:

  • Intel driver update for Intel Imaging Signal Processor 2500
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Intel Control Logic
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Intel AVSTream Camera 2500
  • Intel Corporation driver update for Intel CSI2 Host Controller

If you noticed a theme with those drivers, it is that they all involved the cameras on the Surface. That heavily implies some optimizations around image quality as well as involving Windows Hello for facial recognition.

Microsoft has not refreshed their Surface Update History page (opens in new tab) yet, but we will add new information as it becomes available.

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

18 Comments
  • Updating now
  • Please make sure to keep us 'updated' :P
  • It went smoothly :P
  • I can confirm that my SP4 on production build didn't get this update
  • Mine did  
  • Yes, double confirmed, nothing coming to production.
  • My Surface Book on Fast Ring got the updates. The only odd thing was that Windows Update told me only five of the seven listed were available. When I checked the "Installed" list after the restart all seven were named. The SigProc 2500 and Camera Rear updates were the two that had not been mentioned beforehand. Always happy to get new drivers!
  • Hate to be 'that guy', but I just got SP4, how do I become AN insider on pc. Previously I only had 10 Mobile.
  • Go to Update settings, click on Advanced (or something of the sort on that page), click on join Insider Program and select fast ring. It can take up to 48 hours to start receiving builds.
  • Go to insider.windows.com; sign in; scroll down to the small 'survey', where you can select which platforms you develop for. This is where you selected Mobile previously. Simply select the PC option along with mobile, fill out the rest of the form, and submit. That's about it. You can then go to your PC's settings, search for "insider", and from the results, open the Advanced Windows Update Options. From there, scroll down to the bottom "Get Insider Preview Builds", and click/tap "Get Started". Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • I just replaced my SP3 with an SP4, I click get started and enter the info but it doesn't give me the option to select slow or fast, it just goes back to showing the get started button. I had no issues with the SP3 but it just doesn't want to work on my SP4, it shows my account as registered above the button too. Nothing after a reboot either. Edit: Nothing would work, clicking get started would just flash once the account was registered. Reset the PC and it worked first try after that.
  • Camera wouldn't turn on bug was there for long time. Intel took forever.
  • The update won't show up and my Pro 4 just decided to have the camera stop working.  What a pain.  Now I have to login the old fashion way.
  • Installed... It looked like there was only five on mine but there is a scroll bar for a change, so 8 in total including a definition update
  • Nothing on my SP4 non-Insider build.
  • Smooth updates on my SP4...
  • I would rather like to know if they plan to improve Windows Hello for Lumia 950 (XL) or if its hardware limited due to using inferior hardware. Currently Windows Hello on my 950 is too slow and requires to hold the phone in a wired position in front of my face. Overall I wish MS would offer at least something close to their Surface support for their Lumia flagships...
  • Am I the only one still experiencing crashes when this thing goes to sleep using the Surface Dock? Pretty much without fail once my Surface Book sits for 5 minutes it just crashes and restarts. On top of that, lately it can't seem to remember which is the primary monitor (which is my external) and all things retreat back to my Surface Book display. It's a nice machine but things like this are maddening.