What you need to know
- The Surface Laptop 4 recently received a firmware update.
- Only Surface Laptop 4 models with Intel processors have a new firmware update available.
- The update improves Surface Dock 2 connection stability and addresses some other issues.
Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 has a firmware update available for download. The update is only available for models with an Intel processor. It improves Surface Dock 2 connection stability and interoperability scenarios. It also improves device stability and resolves a system bugcheck issue.
Here's everything that's new, as found in the update's changelog (opens in new tab):
- Improves device stability and resolves system bugcheck.
- Improves Surface Dock 2 connection stability and interop scenarios.
The changelog also details version numbers of each component of the update:
|Device Manager Name||Version and Update|
|Surface - Firmware - 10.300.141.0||Surface UEFI - Firmware|
|Surface -Firmware - 188.8.131.52||Surface System Aggregator - Firmware|
|Surface - Firmware - 184.108.40.206||Surface PD Controller - Firmware|
|Surface – System – 220.127.116.11||Surface Serial Hub Driver – System devices|
|Surface - Firmware - 18.104.22.168||Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update - Firmware|
Surface firmware updates are released in stages, so even though this update started rolling out on November 6, 2021, you might not see it yet. You may have to use the "View optional updates" link in the update section of the Settings app to get the update. It's also possible to manually update to the latest version of Surface firmware. Microsoft has a guide (opens in new tab) that outlines the required steps.
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Are we saying Surface Laptop 4 was 'unstable' with Surface Dock 2? Really? Goes that wasn't caught in the extensive testing of MS products with other MS products distinctly designed to work together.
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