Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6 improve stability thanks to a firmware update

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What you need to know

  • A new firmware update is available for the Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6.
  • The update brings improved system stability.
  • The firmware number and changelog are identical for both devices.

The Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6 each have a new firmware update. The update's changelog is extremely short, but the update improves system stability.

The update is available for all Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6 devices running Windows 10 version 1803 or greater, also known as the April 2018 Update. Here's a look at what's included:

  • improves system stability.

The firmware number and changelogs are identical for the Surface Pro 5th Gen and Surface Pro 6.

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