Surface Pro 8 PenSource: 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.

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

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

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