Microsoft Updates Several Surface Devices

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 14 Comments

Microsoft Updates Several Surface Devices

Microsoft has unleashed a tsunami of firmware and driver updates for Surface Laptop, Surface Pro (2017), Surface Book and Surface Pro 3.

The number of updates to Surface Laptop and Surface Pro (2017) is rather incredible, and many relate to Windows Mixed Reality. As an example, the following updates are available for Surface Laptop, and they address security, reliability, connectivity, compatibility, performance, and battery Life.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter.Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics 620. Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters 22.20.16.4749 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

Surface driver update for Surface Keyboard. Surface Keyboard – Firmware 135.1713.0.0 improves keyboard safe-mode experience.

Surface driver update for Surface System Aggregator. Surface System Aggregator – Firmware 135.1704.1.0 improves system stability.

Surface driver update for Surface Trackpad. Surface Trackpad – Firmware 2.122.2683.0.0 Improves two-finger scrolling.

Surface driver update for Surface UEFI. Surface UEFI – Firmware 136.1736.769.0 improves system stability.

Surface driver update for Surface Dock Integration. Surface Dock Integration – Human Interface Devices 1.0.6.0 Improves Surface Dock stability.

Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller. Marvell AVASTAR Wireless – AC Network Controller – Network adapters 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Display Audio. Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controller 10.22.1.100 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

Surface – System – 1.1.1199.0. Surface Storage Firmware Update – System device 1.1.1199.0 improves system stability.

Surface driver update for Surface Integration Service Device. Surface Integration Service Device – System device 1.0.801.0 improves system stability.

Surface driver update for Surface Integration. Surface Integration – System device 2.0.535.0 improves keyboard safe-mode experience.

Surface driver update for Surface Dock Firmware Update. Surface Dock Firmware Update – System device 1.2.6.0 Improves Surface Dock update installation and DisplayPort stability.

 

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14 responses to “Microsoft Updates Several Surface Devices”

  1. MacLiam

    Nothing on my 2017 Pro. Nothing on my Book. This replicates my last experience with driver update announcements on these devices. I can't believe that Microsoft is simply not supplying them to some of their target devices, so I am coming to believe that there is something wrong with the update summary we see under "Installed Updates."


    The Pro is on FR release 17017, so I expect possible update inconsistencies and weaknesses there. The book is on the .19 release of the FCU, so I don't expect anything except adequate compliance with announced actions. I guess I'll just keep waiting to see what eventually happens.

  2. Brian Devins

    Despite all the patches it still, literally, takes several minutes to wake my Surface Pro 4 from sleep.

  3. canamrotax

    Maybe my keyboard will not have to be detached and re-attached to work in the future? Just a crazy hope of mine...

  4. Boris Zakharin

    It's a bit of a clickbate-y title as it sounds as if MS announced new Surface devices when they're just updating drivers and firmware.

  5. Chris Blair

    I have installed the latest firmware updates on my Surface Pro 2017 and unfortunately they do not solve the pen inaccuracy problems many of us have experienced since the SP 2017 and new pen were released this summer. For those interested, check out the thread on this issue on the Microsoft Community webpage titled "Surface Pro - intermittent pen inaccuracy when hand is on the screen". Link is below.


    Paul ... are you aware of this issue? And if you are, do you have any insight as to when it might be addressed/fixed by Microsoft?


    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfpronew-surfdrivers/surface-pro-intermittent-pen-inaccuracy-when-hand/28ef8566-0003-4c68-a964-6c2562423eb0?auth=1

  6. rbwatson0

    Can I take it that MS has officially stopped supporting the Surface 3? I still have wake from hibernation and keyboard issues which render the thing almost useless. And I'm still paying for it after purchasing from AT&T with LTE support that barely works.

    Moved on to an HP Spectre x2 (2017) and looking at getting wife a Spectre 360. Maybe they will work. Not trusting MS on hardware anymore.

  7. ryandevega

    I am still amused that with Android, iOS, and macOS not having to manage drivers for many years, this is still the status quo in the Windows world. I can't be the only one who sees this!


    ...and no, I don't need an explanation on Windows hardware diversity being the reason this is still the norm. But seriously, why deal with this?!


    Edit: Wait, and this is on Surface! Microsoft makes the OS and the hardware and there are still component/package-level driver updates?! LOL!

    • ryandevega

      In reply to ryandevega:

      To the couple of folks who downvoted my comment, I'd love to better understand why the MS way of driver management is better than what's available on competing platforms. Help me understand why anyone who doesn't find value in low-level system management would want this in 2017. Think about how this might relate to Microsoft's significant decline in market/mindshare in recent years and whether you're on the right side of this ideal.

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  9. edboyhan

    I put my new mostly clean creators update Surface Book into the Insiders Release Preview Ring, and the fall creators update was installed. kb4041994 and a security update for Adobe Flash Player were then installed. I haven't seen any of these firmware updates, but a quick check in device manager for Surface Dock Integration seems to indicate that that firmware update (and all the others?) were installed as part of the FCU release preview install.

    I had been having some stability issues with my Surface Dock. At Ignite one of the MS guys working on the USB-C dongle suggested a Dock firmware update would help. Further research on my part revealed several ways to do this -- the easiest being via Windows Update -- although you have to detach and reattach the dock -- at which point the dock detects the updated firmware on the Surface Book and proceeds to install it.

    So far the Dock seems to be behaving itself.

  10. SRLRacing

    If you are an Insider it appears that you probably have had these updates for quite a while. I am seeing April, May, and June dates listed on a lot of these same firmware and driver updates.

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