New Firmware Updates Available for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

New Firmware Updates Available for Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 haven’t seen new firmware updates since mid-2015. But this week, Microsoft unexpectedly shipped new firmware updates for each machine.

Here’s what’s new.

Surface Pro (original model)

System Firmware Update – 2/24/2016 provides the following updates.

  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v2.84.450.0) eliminates instances where the device wakes randomly.
  • Surface Cover Audio driver update (v1.0.360.0) improves system stability when detaching the cover.

Note that the previous Surface Pro firmware update was in July 2015(!).

Surface Pro 2

System Firmware Update – 2/24/2016 provides the following updates.

  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v2.4.450.0) eliminates instances where the device wakes randomly.
  • Surface Cover Audio driver update (v2.0.306.0) improves system stability when detaching the cover.
  • Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver update (v1.2.0.2) ensures correct surface driver is installed.
  • Intel HD Graphics Family driver update (v20.19.15.4331) improves color calibration and system stability.
  • Intel Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3189) supports compatibility with the updated HD Graphics Family driver.

And yes, it’s been awhile for Surface Pro 2, too: The previous firmware update dates back to August 2015.

 

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