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Surface Go, Go 2, Laptop Go all have new firmware updates

Surface Go 2
Surface Go 2 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Go, Surface Go 2, and Surface Laptop Go have new firmware updates available.
  • The updates don't include any new features but do improve performance and address bugs.
  • The Surface Laptop and Surface Laptop 2 also received firmware updates recently.

Microsoft is rolling out Surface firmware updates left and right. Last week, the Surface Laptop and Surface Laptop 2 received a firmware update. Now, the Surface Go, Surface Go 2, and Surface Laptop Go all have firmware updates. As is normally the case, the updates don't include any new features. They do, however, improve performance and address issues.

If you have a Surface Go, you'll see the following changes:

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Intel HD Graphics 61527.20.100.8681 - Improves graphics and system stability.
Intel Graphics Driver - Extension27.20.100.8681 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel ICLS Client - Extension1.62.321.1 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel ICLS Client - Software devices1952.14.0.1470 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface - System devices2040.100.0.1029 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface UEFI – Firmware (LTE)1.1.20.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface ME - Firmware11.8.82.3838 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface UEFI – Firmware (WiFi)1.0.30.0 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

The Surface Go 2 changelog is largely the same, though it has more changes:

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Intel HD Graphics 61527.20.100.8681 - Improves graphics and system stability.
Intel Graphics Driver - Extension27.20.100.8681 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel ICLS Client - Extension1.62.321.1 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface - System devices2040.100.0.1029 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel Management Engine Interface - Extension1952.14.0.1470 - Improves integration between system services.
Surface Setting - System devices1.0.13.0 - Resolves system orientation issue.
Surface ME - Firmware11.8.82.3838 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface UEFI – Firmware1.0.1.4 - Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Here is the Surface Laptop Go changelog:

Device Manager NameVersion and Update
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED - System devices10.24.0.4813 - Improves audio performance and battery life.
Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED - System devices10.24.4813.245 - Improves audio performance and battery life.
Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) - Sound, video, and game controllers6.0.9083.3 - Improves audio performance and device stability.
Realtek Hardware Support Application - Software components11.0.6000.92 - Improves audio performance and device stability.
Realtek Device Extension - Extn6.1.0.9 - Improves integration between system services.
Surface Integration - System devices29.30.139.0 - Improves integration between system services.
Intel WiFi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters22.20.0.6 - Improves Wi-Fi reliability and stability.
Intel Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth22.20.1.1 - Improves Bluetooth reliability and stability.

You should be able to grab all of the firmware updates through Windows Update now.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

4 Comments
  • I'm using my Surface Go 2 right now. The only "issue" I've ever had with it, was the sometimes slow recognition of a switch from laptop to tablet mode and back. Now, it happens as expected.
  • Probably fixed that at the same time they removed the option to just pick Tablet or Desktop and keep it there. Now you can pick which you want to log into, but after that it will switch, or interrupt you by asking if you want to.
  • Maybe now I can upgrade to 20H2 without that weird desktop icon bug... maybe...
  • I'd be happy if they could fix the frequent failure of Hello (facial) authentication on my GO.
    It's funny because it basically times out, but if I turn it [off and] back on it works almost instantly.
    Anybody else have this issue?