Microsoft Adds Windows 10 S Support to New Surface Pro

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface, Windows 10 with 12 Comments

Microsoft Adds Windows 10 S Support to New Surface Pro

This week, Microsoft issued a major set of firmware updates for the new Surface Pro that add support for Windows 10 S and, I think, the Fall Creators Update.

As you may recall, when Microsoft announced Windows 10 S back in May, it noted that Surface Laptop would just be the first Microsoft device to come preloaded with this limited—sorry, streamlined—new Windows 10 product version. And at the new Surface Pro launch a few weeks later, it said that it would offer Windows 10 S on that device, too, sometime later in 2017.

With this week’s firmware updates, that future gets a step closer, though I have been using Windows 10 S on a new Surface Pro for the past two and a half weeks or so without issue. (Well. Without hardware compatibility issues, anyway.) Three of the four firmware updates it issued directly address Windows 10 compatibility.

Here’s what’s new:

Intel driver update for Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant.Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant 8.2.11004.3973 enables support for Windows 10 S.

Intel driver update for Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant 8.2.11004.3973 enables support for Windows 10 S.

Intel driver update for Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant. Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant 8.2.11004.3973 enables support for Windows 10 S.

Intel driver update for Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Manager. Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Manager 8.2.11004.3973 adds support for an upcoming product release.

I assume that last bit—“an upcoming product release”—refers to the Fall Creators Update.

 

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