Surface Book picks up oodles of stability fixes with latest firmware update

Microsoft recently began rolling out a new round of firmware fixes for the original Surface Book, following those released for several of its Surface siblings over the past month. Overall, the updates focus largely on system stability, but there's also a single update centered on improving graphics performance for devices with discrete GPUs. Also tagging along are two security fixes for issues related to Spectre and Meltdown (via Neowin).

Here's a rundown of all of what's new:

  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio v10.25.0.8 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface v11.7.0.1057 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device v1.2.0.100 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO 12C Host Controller v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller v9.21.0.3347 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED v9.21.0.3347 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Control Logic v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GPU v23.21.13.9140 improves graphics performance.
  • Surface Management Engine Firmware v11.8.50.3448 improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI Firmware v91.2289.769.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Security Advisory 180012 and 180013

These updates are only available for Surface Books running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later. If you're still sticking with your original Surface Book, you should be able to pick up these firmware releases now via Windows Update. You can also manually download and install the updates through Microsoft's Download Center.

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