Surface Pro 3 Gets a Single Firmware Update

Posted on August 8, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 5 Comments

Microsoft Releases July Firmware Updates for Surface Pro 3

While Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Laptop and Surface Pro (2017) all received massive sets of firmware updates in recent days, Surface Pro 3 received just a single update overnight.

In fact, this update appears to more closely mirror the day one firmware update that Surface Go received its launch last week. That update, called Surface UEFI – Firmware 1.0.3, aimed to improve “system stability.”

For Surface Pro 3, the update is called Surface UEFI – Firmware 3.11.2450.0. But it is designed to improve “device security.” Since there’s no blog post associated with this release—you can see it on the Surface Pro 3 Update History website only—it’s not clear if this is aimed at the Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities (as was the case with the Surface Book 2, Pro 4, Pro 2017, and Laptop).

Anyway, you can grab it via Windows Update as always.

 

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5 responses to “Surface Pro 3 Gets a Single Firmware Update”

  1. Lewk

    For me, ever since installing this firmware update last night, my surface pro 3 has powered itself off into standby mode, at complete random times for no reason, 11 times. I've used my surface pro 3 twice today for about 15 minutes. How do I roll back this mess???

  2. jhoff80

    I don't have a Pro 3 but I'd be shocked if this isn't an update to fix the Infineon TPM security flaw that they've promised will be updated for Pro 3 onward (but not the Pro 1 or Pro 2).

    • bradster62

      In reply to jhoff80:

      See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073006/security-issue-for-tpm-on-surface-devices.


      A firmware update was posted for this issue. But I think your correct in that this SP3 firmware update probably includes the fix for the TPM flaw.

  3. bradster62

    I wonder if this updates the firmware related to the Surface Pro 3 TPM . Some SP3's (like mine) were unable to take the 1803 release due to TPM firmware issues. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073006/security-issue-for-tpm-on-surface-devices.


  4. bradster62

    This update did not fix the problem I have setting up the fingerprint login in Hello on my SP3.


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