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

A new batch of firmware updates is bringing Windows Mixed Reality support to the Surface Pro (2017) and Surface Laptop.

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:

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!