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Surface Books, Surface Pro 5 and 6 snag new security and reliability updates

Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • New firmware updates are available for a handful of Surface devices today.
  • The latest updates cover Surface Book, Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5, and Surface Pro 6.
  • All of the updates are focused on security and reliability, and they're available now via Windows Update.

Microsoft released another set of firmware updates for a handful of Surface devices today. Included in these updates are the first- and second-generation Surface Books, along with Surface Pro 5 and Surface Pro 6. While there's nothing major included here, there are updates related to reliability and stability across the board.

If you're using a Surface Book or Surface Book 2, you'll see similar updates (opens in new tab) related to the NVIDIA display adapter. Here's a look:

Firmware versionUpdate info
NVIDIA – Display - security updates and improves system stability.

Meanwhile, the update for the Surface Pro 5 (opens in new tab) brings improvements for battery smart charging reliability.

Firmware versionUpdate info
Surface – Firmware – 239.3275.257.0Improves Battery Smart Charging reliability.

Finally, if you're using a Surface Pro 6, you'll see a pair of updates (opens in new tab) related to the battery and stability during hibernation.

Firmware versionUpdate info
Surface - Firmware - 235.3261.768.0Improves device stability during hibernate.
Surface – Firmware – 241.304.139.0Improves battery Smart Charging reliability.

All of these updates are available to download now via Windows Update for devices that are running Windows 10 version 1903 or newer.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to