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Surface Pro and Surface Laptop pick up new batch of firmware updates

If you're using a Surface Pro or Surface Laptop, you'll want to check for updates. Microsoft has started rolling out some new firmware updates that largely focus on adding full support for Windows Mixed Reality. The feature rolled out with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but these firmware updates include the proper drivers to enable it to work on the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. This also marks the first round of firmware updates to roll out to the Surface Laptop.

Updated October 19, 2017: Surface Pro 3 and Surface Book have also received a small number of updates unrelated to Windows Mixed Reality. Details have been added below.

Here's a look at what's new, according to Microsoft's Surface Update History (opens in new tab):

Surface Pro (2017)

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • ntel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters: 22.20.16.4749 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices: 1.2.0.92 improves battery life by disabling touch while TypeCover lid is closed.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless - AC Network Controller – Network adapters: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controller: 10.22.1.100 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

Surface Laptop

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters: 22.20.16.4749 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Surface Keyboard – Firmware: 135.1713.0.0 improves keyboard safe-mode experience.
  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware: 135.1704.1.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Trackpad – Firmware: 2.122.2683.0.0 Improves two-finger scrolling.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware: 136.1736.769.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Dock Integration – Human Interface Devices: 1.0.6.0 Improves Surface Dock stability.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless - AC Network Controller – Network adapters: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controller: 10.22.1.100 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Surface Storage Firmware Update – System device: 1.1.1199.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System device: 1.0.801.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Integration – System device: 2.0.535.0 improves keyboard safe-mode experience.
  • Surface Dock Firmware Update – System device: 1.2.6.0 Improves Surface Dock update installation and DisplayPort stability.

Surface Book

  • Surface Integration – System device: 1.1.333.0 enables Power Slider feature that improves both battery life and the adaptive brightness feature.

Surface Pro 3

  • Realtek High Definition Audio – Sound, video and game controllers: 6.0.1.8125 improves battery life while device is in Connected Standby.
  • Realtek USB 3.0 Card Reader – Universal Serial Bus controllers: 10.0.15063.31236 improves battery life while device is in Connected Standby.

The updates for both devices are labeled with an October 18 date, so your device may have already automatically installed them. These updates also rolled out to Windows Insider weeks ago, you likely won't have anything to install if you were testing the Fall Creators Update. If you haven't received them yet, you can manually check for them now via Windows Update.

Thanks for the tip, David!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

17 Comments
  • FIX THE COMMAND WINDOW FLASH AT BOOTUPS ALREADY!!!
  • you're getting a command prompt flashing on your screen at bootup? have you tried disabling everything in msconfig to ensure that it isn't some application that's causing it? i've yet to have this issue. Moreover, if it were a software issue with the OS, that wouldn't get fixed with firmware.
  • I have never seen this on any of my two Surface Pros or three Surface Laptops. You have something else likely going on.
  • That's odd. I have a Surface Book and Pro that it does it on both of them, as well as my brother having a Pro in which it does it. When we screen grab it as quick as we can, it is initiate by SurfaceServices. Does this mean anything to you?
  • https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance... Sorry. Becoming continuously frustrated with MS.
  • @daniel Rubino,  I think you missed a question I asked in another article here.   Have you heard of any rumblings about a studio monitor without the computer built in so it can be powered from a new book 2?
  • I've never seen this either. You've prob got something funny running in the background.
  • There was a bug with Office365 that would occasionally pop up a cmd prompt then dismiss it. But usually this happens at startup when something has been installed and required a reboot, and it is completing the install. If that install fails and tells the system that it needs to install again, it will put up that window. I also had something installed once that was set to load on startup. It was set to run a batch file to start and put an icon in the task tray. Running a bacth file requires the cmd window to load. You should check your system first rather than claiming it is something Microsoft needs to fix.
  • It is caused by SurfaceServices.....it is Microsoft.
  • Does anyone know if Microsoft is going to do an updated Surface Pro with 8th-gen processors? I know the new Pro just came out but seeing the efficiency gains between 7th and 8th gen, I really want the new one.
  • my guess is it'd be unlikely to happen that soon.
  • Found this article a bit vague. Will the SP 3&4 also support MR, or only the SP 2017?
  • On my Surface 3 PRO I got the Realtek 6.0.1.8186 ...... (Fall Update)
  • Anyone know where/how to download these Surface PRO drivers manually?
  • A search for "microsoft surface pro drivers download" gave this as the first link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55484
  • How is the mixed reality performance on Surface Pro? A review will be appreciated :)
  • Still no surface book update to enable onscreen dial use. It’s probably the number one reason besides gpu that I’m buying the surface book2. You win Microsoft. You win...