Surface Book 2 Joins the Party, Gets Massive Set of Updates

Posted on August 3, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 7 Comments

Thinking About Surface Book 2 Specs and Configurations

Following on the heels of Surface Pro 4, Surface Laptop, and Surface Pro (2017), Surface Book 2 has just received a similarly massive set of firmware updates.

“On August 1st we released updates for Surface Book 2 devices running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709 or greater to Windows Update,” Microsoft’s Scott McArthur writes in the Surface Blog for IT Pros. “These updates provide improvements to system stability and reliability, and resolve potential security vulnerabilities including Microsoft security advisory ADV180012 and ADV180013.”

In other words, they are part of Microsoft’s strategy to help mitigate the impact of the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

And, as was the case with the other recent sets of Surface firmware updates, this is a massive drop of new firmware and drivers.

Here’s the list.

  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 – Display adapters v24.20.100.6136 improves system stability.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 – Display adapters v23.21.13.9140 improves system stability.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 – Display adapters v23.21.13.9140 improves system stability.
  • Surface ME – Firmware v11.8.50.3448 improves system stability.
  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware v182.510.137.0 improves docking compatibility.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware v389.2268.769.0 improves system security.
  • HID PCI Minidriver for ISS – Human Interface Devices v3.1.0.3524 improves system stability.
  • 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.
  • Intel(R) 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 General Participant – System devices v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Manager – System devices v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant
  • System devices v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor participant – System devices v8.3.10207.5567 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Intel(R) Integrated Sensor Solution – System devices v3.1.0.3524 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.
  • ISS Dynamic Bus Enumerator – System devices v3.1.0.3524 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Front– System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Microsoft IR Camera Front – System devices v30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
  • Surface Base 2 Firmware Update – System devices v1.72.139.0 improves battery stability and keyboard backlight.
  • Surface Integration – System devices v4.8.136.0 improves hibernation and system stability.

 

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Surface Book 2 Joins the Party, Gets Massive Set of Updates”

  1. bdollerup

    FWIW, my Surface Book also got the same "massive" set of updates yesterday.


    /// Bjarne

  2. wolters

    The Surface Book 2 has been an amazing machine for me. It just feels more reliable than my original SB, which really only had the "hot bag" problem that never got fixed.


    The only problem I've had with the Surface Book 2 (posted in the Thurrott forums too) was that it wasn't powering on with the power button after sleep or power down. It would only power on if you held down for 12 seconds and tried again or detached the screen and re-attached the screen. The fix was to remove the NIVIDIA device (it was greyed out), run SFC /SCANNOW and reboot...I've not had the problem sense.


    And it was reported problem with most people never finding a fix. I hope the latest firmware updates help fix this.


    Side note - I did had to reboot 3 times on this firmware update. It applied a few at a time, resulting in 3 reboots...

  3. BarryWallis

    Re: Surface Base 2 Firmware Update – System devices v1.72.139.0 improves battery stability and keyboard backlight.


    I didn't notice any changes to the keyboard backlight on my Surface Book 2, however, two Insider builds ago my battery stopped charging. After this firmware update the battery started charging normally again.

  4. Brian Menzie

    Just downloaded and installed these this morning, and it sent my computer into a Bitlocker screen. I only have personal accounts, so I have no idea why I'm seeing this or how to fix it.

    • Wolf

      In reply to Brian_Menzie:

      This happened to me on my Surface Pro 4 several weeks ago. From the start menu type bitlocker, then choose Manage Bitlocker. Click "Suspend protection". When the status changes, click to resume protection.


      I haven't seen the problem since, so this reset seems to work.

  5. jrock

    Surface Laptop got the update... bricked my device. MS Support told me it was a known issue with this update - something to do with the firmware update with the SSD. MS Store in Canada no longer has the Surface Laptop for sale - must be a major issue. I'm being asked to upgrade to the Surface Pro or Surface Book 2 13"....which to choose...

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