Microsoft Issues Firmware Updates for Surface 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3

Posted on July 25, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

Microsoft Issues Firmware Updates for Surface 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3

This week, Microsoft issued firmware updates for its most recent Surface models—Surface 3, Surface 3 (4G LTE) and Surface Pro 3—as well as the older Surface Pro 2 model.

There was a bit of unintended drama with these updates, which shipped originally on Thursday in non-working form, with users complaining that they couldn’t install them. Then, Microsoft updated the releases on Friday, sans documentation, but at least they could be installed. Today, finally, we know what’s in the updates.

And that is…

Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro

There were no firmware updates for these models in July.

Surface 3

All Surface 3 models will receive System Firmware Update – 7/23/2015, which makes the following changes in Windows 10 only:

Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.78.0) adds features to display and add a system asset tag and support for the Surface Cover during PXE boot.

HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

Surface 3 (4G LTE)

In addition, Surface 3 (4G LTE) models will receive System Firmware Update – 7/24/2015, which adds the following changes to Windows 8.1 only:

Surface UEFI update (v1.50410.218.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.

USB 3.0 Host Controller Adaptation driver update (v603.9600.2588.2097) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.

USB Composite Device driver update (v2.0.268.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.

Surface_IA7260.inf update driver for delivering future updates and refreshing production software signing.

Surface CoSAR driver update (v2.0.270.0) improves mobile broadband network connectivity.

Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 2 receives System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015, which adds the following for Windows 10 only:

HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

Surface Integration Driver update (v2.0.304.0) resolves issue where Surface would wake from sleep by itself.

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 receives System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015, which adds the following to Windows 10 only:

HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4248) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

Audio driver update (v6.0.1.7543) improves the Cortana experience on Windows 10.

USB driver update (v10.0.10125.31214) improves system power usage.

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