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Surface Pro 8 firmware update enables new pen haptics and improves inking

Surface Pro 8 Pen
Surface Pro 8 Pen (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 8.
  • The update improves several aspects of the device, including Thunderbolt AMD eGPU support and the reliability of logging on with a Type Cover with a fingerprint reader.
  • New Surface Pen haptics are also enabled with the update

The Surface Pro 8 recently received its November 2021 firmware update. Following the update, the Surface Pro 8 should have improved reliability and stability in several key areas. Notably, this update improves touchscreen stability, Thunderbolt AMD eGPU support, and the reliability of logging in with a Type Cover with a fingerprint reader. New Surface Pen haptics have also been added, though Microsoft does not specify any new experiences.

Here are the highlights of the November 2021 firmware update for the Surface Pro 8:

  • Improves new Type Cover Fingerprint login reliability.
  • Improves graphics stability and performance.
  • Improves system security.
  • Enables new Surface Pen haptics and improves inking performance.
  • Improves Thunderbolt AMD eGPU support.
  • Improves touchscreen stability.

Below are the details about each component that's been updated:

Windows Update HistoryDevice Manager
Surface - Firmware - 2.22.0.3Surface Retimer - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 6.210.141.0Surface UEFI - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 6.209.141.0Surface UEFI - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 6.206.139.0Surface System Aggregator - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 66.0.0.38Surface SMF - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 66.0.0.37Surface SMF - Firmware
Surface - Ext - 2.84.137.0Surface - Ext - Surface Type Cover v7 Firmware Update
Surface - USB - 1.77.137.0Surface Type Cover V7 Fingerprint UDE Controller - Universal Serial Bus controllers
Surface - Ext - 15.15.137.0Surface Touch Pen Processor - Extension
Surface - System - 66.36.139.0Surface Integration - System devices
Surface - Ext - 1.949.137.0Surface G6 Touch Firmware Update - Extension
Intel - Display - 27.20.100.9624Intel Iris Xe Graphics - Extension
Intel - Ext - 27.20.100.9624Intel Iris Xe Graphics - Display adapters

Surface firmware updates roll out in stages, so you may not see this one yet on your device.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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