Surface Laptop, Pro 4 Get Massive Sets of Firmware Updates

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 8 Comments

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Microsoft updated its Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 4 this week to improve to system stability and reliability, and to resolve potential security vulnerabilities.

“On July 25th we released updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Laptop running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709 or greater to Windows Update,” Microsoft’s Scott McArthur wrote in separate posts for each to the Surface Blog for IT Pros.

The security vulnerabilities are described in two Microsoft security advisories, ADV180012 and ADV180013, and are related to the Spectre and Meltdown exploits.

The list of updates for each is massive, and they appear to be identical or at least nearly so.

Surface Laptop

  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 615 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 640 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability
  • Surface Keyboard – Firmware v135.2179.256.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Management Engine – Firmware v11.8.50.3448 improves system stability.
  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware v135.2244.257.0 improves docking compatibility.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware v137.2230.770.0 Improves system security.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices v1.2.0.100 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controllers v10.25.0.8 improves system stability.
  • Realtek High Definition Audio(SST) – Sound, video and game controllers v6.0.1.8242 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Control Logic – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Manager – Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant – Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant – Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System devices v11.7.0.1057 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller – System devices v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO 12C Host Controller – System devices v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO UART Host Controller – System devices v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System devices v9.21.0.3347 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System devices v9.21.0.3347 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front– System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Surface Integration – System devices v2.0.546.0 improves system stability.

Surface Pro 4

  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 615 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 640 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability.
  • Surface Management Engine – Firmware v11.8.50.3448 improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware v108.2224.768.0 improves system security.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices v1.2.0.100 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controllers v10.25.0.8 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Control Logic – System v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller – System 30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System v11.7.0.1057 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller – System v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO 12C Host Controller – System v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Serial IO UART Host Controller – System v30.100.1725.1 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System v9.21.0.3347 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System v9.21.0.3347 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front– System v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear – System v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front – System v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.

 

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Comments (8)

8 responses to “Surface Laptop, Pro 4 Get Massive Sets of Firmware Updates”

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    lwetzel

    Was really surprised when these showed up last evening on my Pro 4. Was even leery of it. Noticed all the repeats and wondered if it was legit. Investigated some on previous installs and went ahead with it. Rather quickly updated and things working fine. Nothing noticeable to talk about.

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    tonchek

    Doesn't Surface Pro 4 have 5xx graphics?

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    Waethorn

    I see mostly drivers, not firmware. The Management Engine stuff usually gets updated with a UEFI update on other OEM machines too. Same with System Aggregator, when needed. Any of these component firmware updates usually depend on newer UEFI code to support the revision changes.


    Tell me something: is Microsoft just rebranding Intel's insecure Management Engine firmware, or are they reprogramming the chip with their own code that isn't based on MINIX?

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    mclanasa

    I saw all the firmware updates this morning and got really nervous that somehow my surface laptop lost all the drivers. It took three reboots but I installed all of them and it seems stable.

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    dvdwnd

    Am I a fool to think that this is the mother of all firmware updates that finally takes care of all the annoyances with SP4? Just about every driver on that list sometimes acts up when restoring from sleep, making the SP4 the least reliable PC I have ever owned. If it would just reach normal levels of reliability, it'd be a really great tablet.

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    sgbassett

    Is there a major firmware update coming for my original Surface Book? Or is this push just for the SP4 and Laptop?

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    mccoll

    My SP 2017 just got them.

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