Surface Pro 3 update history

Updates are installed automatically on Surface through Windows Update. Here’s a summary of what’s been included in each update so far.

Operating system:

Because updates are cumulative, when you install the latest update, you'll also get all the previous updates if your Surface doesn't have them already. Only updates that apply to Surface will be downloaded and installed.

You can also install updates manually:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo, and select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Check for updates. If updates are available, they will install automatically.
Step 3: You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.

For more info about Windows Update and to learn how to see which updates you have installed, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

Notes

  • If you update the operating system on your Surface, this will clear your existing update history.
  • Firmware updates cannot be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

June 2017 updates

June 6 release

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 3 devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface – Firmware – 38.13.50.0

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 38.13.50.0 improves battery life during sleep.

Surface – Firmware – 3.11.2150.0

Surface Pro UEFI

  • 3.11.2150.0 improves PXE performance on IPv6.

Value Indicator

Score

Security

NA

Reliability

+

Connectivity

NA

Compatibility

NA

Performance

NA

Battery Life

+

April 2017 updates

April 20 release

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 3 devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface – Firmware – 38.12.70.0

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

Value Indicator

Score

Security

NA

Reliability

+

Connectivity

NA

Compatibility

NA

Performance

NA

Battery Life

+

March 2017 updates

March 28 release

The following update is available for Surface Pro 3 devices that have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed.

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. driver update for Realtek USB 3.0 Card Reader

Realtek USB 3.0 Card Reader

  • 10.0.14393.31230 ensure SD card slot compatibility with upcoming OS release

Value Indicator

Score

Security

NA

Reliability

+

Connectivity

NA

Compatibility

+

Performance

NA

Battery Life

NA

January 2017 updates

January 30 release

The following updates are available for Windows 10 Surface Pro 3 devices:

Windows Update History Name
Device Manager Name

Intel Corporation – Display – 20.19.15.4568

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

  • 20.19.15.4568 improves Miracast and docked video performance.

Intel(R) Display Audio

  • 6.16.00.3197 improves Miracast and docked video performance.

Microsoft - System Firmware update

Surface Pro UEFI

  • 3.11.2050.0 improves system performance for the latest Windows versions.
Value Indicator
Score

Security

+

Reliability

+

Connectivity

NA

Compatibility

NA

Performance

+

Battery Life

NA

November 2016 updates

November 7 release

The following update is available:

Note

Before installing this update, ensure that your Surface Pro 3 is plugged directly into AC power using the standard AC power adapter (do not use the Surface Docking Station), disconnect any USB devices or external monitors, and check that Windows shows a 40% charge or greater when you hover over the icon in the taskbar before you begin.

Windows Update History Name
Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 11/7/2016

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • v38.11.50.0 corrects an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware. This update corrects the firmware component that functions as a "fuel gauge" so that the battery capacity is accurately reported. See Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for more information.

August 2016 updates

August 29 release

The following update is available:

Note

Before installing this update, ensure that your Surface Pro 3 is plugged directly into AC power using the standard AC power adapter (do not use the Surface Docking Station), disconnect any USB devices or external monitors, and check that Windows shows a 40% charge or greater when you hover over the icon in the taskbar before you begin.

Windows Update History Name
Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 8/29/2016

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • v38.10.90.0 corrects an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware. This update corrects the firmware component that functions as a "fuel gauge" so that the battery capacity is accurately reported. See Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for the 8/29/2016 System Firmware Update for more information.

August 1 release

The following updates are available for Surface Pro 3 devices that have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed:

Windows Update History Name
Device Manager Name

“System Firmware Update – 8/1/2016” or “System Hardware Update – 8/1/2016”

Surface Pro UEFI

  • v3.11.1550.0 improves stability and performance when changing between power states.

Surface Pen Settings

  • v12.0.303.1 improves system stability with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

July 2016 updates

July 21 release

The following updates are available:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 7/21/2016

Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware

  • v3.9.850.0 increases battery life during sleep mode and improves keyboard stability.

Surface Pro UEFI

  • v3.11.1450.0 improves system sleep and hibernation behavior when battery level is low.

Surface Fingerprint Sensor

  • v2.2.10.8 increases finger print touch stability coming out of sleep.

Surface Pen Settings

  • v11.0.311.0 enhances pen setting driver stability.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. driver update for Realtek High Definition Audio

Realtek High Definition Audio

  • v6.0.1.7642 improves the audio quality for the JAWS screen reader.

April 2016 updates

April 19 release

The following updates are available:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Microsoft driver update for Surface Dock Integration

Surface Dock Integration

  • v1.0.6.0 improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.

Microsoft driver update for Surface Dock Firmware Update

Surface Dock Firmware Update

  • v.1.2.6.0 improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.

On 6/20/2016 we made a change in how updates are delivered to Surface Pro 3. Updates are now delivered as multiple updates when you check for updates in Windows. If you had not already installed the 7/23/2015 update, you will now be delivered the following additional update:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. driver update for Realtek High Definition Audio

Realtek High Definition Audio

  • v6.0.1.7543 improves the Cortana experience on Windows 10.

January 2016 updates

The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 1/19/2016” or "System Hardware Update - 1/19/2016" and “Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics Family” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.9.50.0) improves system start-up reliability.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.1150.0) adds pen support in UEFI menus and improved support for 3rd party onscreen keyboards.
  • Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver update (v2.2.10.6) improves accuracy.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update 4331 (v20.19.15.4331) improves color calibration and system stability.
  • Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3189) supports compatibility with the updated HD Graphics Family driver.
  • Surface Cover Audio driver update (v2.0.1220.0) improves system stability.
  • Microsoft Surface ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver update (v1.2.0.2) ensures correct surface driver is installed.

October 2015 updates

The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 10/26/2015” when you view your update history.
Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v3.9.750.0) adds support for Microsoft Surface Dock on Surface Pro 3.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover drivers set update adds support for the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover on Surface Pro 3.
    • Surface Type Cover Filter Device driver (v.1.1.360.0)
    • Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver (v2.2.10.4)
    • Surface Type Cover Integration driver (v1.1.362.0)
    • Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Integration driver (v1.1.359.0)
    • Surface PTP Filter driver (v1.0.33.1)
    • Surface Accessory Firmware update driver (v1.1.382.0)
    • Surface Keyboard Backlight driver (1.1.365.0)

September 2015 updates

The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 9/15/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 9/15/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • USB 3.0 Card Reader driver update (v10.0.10240.31217) improves the system power usage when an SD card is inserted.

August 2015 updates

The following update will be listed as “Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics Family” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.15.4256) improves graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.

July 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/23/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 7/23/2015” when you view your update history.

Note

When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

  • 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.

June 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 6/23/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.950.0) adds support for new features in Windows 10.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3091.193) improves the system stability and the Wi-Fi connectivity experience, also increases the network download performance.
  • SATA AHCI Controller driver update (v9.4.0.1028) stabilizes deployment methodology on Surface Pro 3.

May 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 5/19/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro 3 UEFI update (v3.11.850.0) includes changes needed for compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.14.4170) improves graphics performance and includes better Miracast (wireless display) support.
  • Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3172) improves audio experience and supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.

April 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 4/30/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 4/30/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Type Cover Filter Device update (v2.0.1193.0) enables full support for Japanese Surface Pro Type Covers.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v4.0.112.1) enables new functionality with the Surface app, available for free in the Windows Store.

March 2015 updates

March 26 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 3/26/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.11.760.0) adds support for enterprise disk encryption, enhances the advanced configuration settings for device security, and adds configurable support from the Windows OS for provisioning scenarios.

March 10 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 3/10/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 3/10/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v3.0.64.0) enables new functionality and features for the Surface app found in the Windows Store.

January 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 1/15/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.450.0) adds support for updated HD Graphics Family driver.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.14.4029) enhances display stability and performance, improves user experience when using Miracast adapters, and improves compatibility with DisplayPort monitors and daisy chaining.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth® driver updates (v15.68.3073.151) address connectivity issues while Hyper-V is enabled, and adds an advanced feature to control the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band preference.
  • Surface Home Button driver update (v2.0.1179.0) ensures compatibility with the Surface app.
  • Microsoft Docking Station Audio Device driver update (v1.31.35.7) improves the user experience while using the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station so that sound is available when a speaker is not connected to the docking station.

November 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 11/18/2014” within the Windows Update History.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.350.0) enhances the system stability, optimizes the boot time with fast boot enabled, resolves date and time accuracy when the battery level falls below 3%, and addresses compatibility with McAfee Defense Encryption 7.1.1.
  • Surface Home Button driver update (v2.0.1174.0) enables future functionality for the Surface app.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v2.5.14.0) enables future functionality for the Surface app.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3066.135) enhances Wi-Fi throughput especially after waking up from Connected Standby, improves system stability, increases connectivity performance, and enhances connectivity while using 5ghz DFS channel.

October 2014 updates

October 28 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 10/28/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.250.0) enhances system stability, increases the reliability of the graphics display performance, and adds a status bar to the user experience while applying the System Firmware Update.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.7.50.0) increases the reliability of sleep state transitions with a Surface Pro 3 Docking Station connected.
  • Surface Integration update (v2.0.1168.0) addresses setting the Hibernate value in Windows 10.
  • Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #3 - 9C14 update (v2.0.1151.0) addresses cases when the Wi-Fi adapter is not available upon waking the system from sleep.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3059.117) improves Wi-Fi throughput, especially after rebooting with Bluetooth devices that are paired, optimizes power consumption, and enhances system stability.

October 6 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 10/6/2014” or “System Hardware Update – 10/6/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pen Driver (v2.0.1145.0) enables additional upcoming configuration options for Surface Pro 3.

September 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 9/9/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.10.250.0) addresses cases where the device can get stuck at boot and where Wi-Fi is not available on waking the system from sleep.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.6.50.0) adjusts the power button to avoid accidental triggers, including adjustments to system thermal tuning.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v3.9.350.0) increases the overall reliability and compatibility with a Surface cover.
  • Surface Integration driver update (v2.0.1102.0) enhances Wi-Fi stability on waking the system from sleep.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3055.107) improves Wi-Fi throughput, especially when Bluetooth devices are paired and on AC routers, enhances connectivity, and resolves some issues that caused system instability.

August 2014 updates

August 19 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/19/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.9.150.0) adds features to display BIOS password state and asset tag information, as well as improving boot times in some scenarios.

August 12 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/12/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improves support for Surface Power Cover.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improves support for Surface Power Cover and enhances system stability.
  • Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves functionality and stability.
  • Surface Ethernet Adapter (v8.14.0704.2014) improves support for the gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter.

July 2014 updates

July 16 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/16/2014” or “System Hardware Update – 7/16/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Integration (v2.0.1038.0) further enhances system stability.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v15.68.3042.85) further improving Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios.

July 8 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/8/2014" when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.2.50.0) update reduces power consumption and enhances system stability.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.8.250.0) update enhances battery life and increases efficiency and reliability in low-power states.
  • Surface Type Cover Firmware (v2.0.1021.0) updates improves touchpad reliability and system stability.
  • Surface Accessory Device (v2.0.1012.0) update helps the On-Screen Keyboard appear and disappear at the correct times.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v15.68.3042.79) enhancing system stability, reducing power consumption in low power states, and improving some Wi-Fi connection scenarios.
  • We will also issue an update on Wednesday, July 16, to further improve Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios.

June 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 6/19/2014” when you view your update history. To learn more about how we use Windows Update to make your Surface better over time, see this post on the Surface Blog.

Note
After installing this update, you will need to restart your Surface. Surface may require up to 10 minutes to restart and apply all updates. Some updates may not complete until your next restart.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v36.5.50.0)
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.7.50.0)
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.7.150.0)
  • Surface Pro Touch Controller Firmware (v426.27.66.0)
  • Wireless Network Controller (v15.68.3040.75)
  • Bluetooth (v15.68.3040.75)
  • Surface Integration (v2.0.739.0)
  • Surface Type Cover Firmware Update (v2.0.735.0)
  • Microsoft LifeCam Front (v2.0.733.0)

Because updates are cumulative, when you install the latest update, you'll also get all the previous updates if your Surface doesn't have them already. Only updates that apply to Surface will be downloaded and installed.

Release date for the latest available system update for Surface Pro 3:
11/7/2016

You can also install updates manually:

Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and select Settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and select Settings.)
Step 2: Select Change PC settings > Update and recovery.
Step 3: Select Check now. If updates are available, select View details.
Step 4: Choose the updates you want to install and select Install.
You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.

For more info about Windows Update and to learn how to see which updates you have installed, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

Notes

  • If you update the operating system on your Surface, this will clear your existing update history.
  • Firmware updates cannot be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

November 2016 updates

November 7 release

The following update is available:

Note

Before installing this update, ensure that your Surface Pro 3 is plugged directly into AC power using the standard AC power adapter (do not use the Surface Docking Station), disconnect any USB devices or external monitors, and check that Windows shows a 40% charge or greater when you hover over the icon in the taskbar before you begin.

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 11/7/2016

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • v38.11.50.0 corrects an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware. This update corrects the firmware component that functions as a "fuel gauge" so that the battery capacity is accurately reported. See Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for more information.

August 2016 updates

August 29 release

The following update is available:

Note

Before installing this update, ensure that your Surface Pro 3 is plugged directly into AC power using the standard AC power adapter (do not use the Surface Docking Station), disconnect any USB devices or external monitors, and check that Windows shows a 40% charge or greater when you hover over the icon in the taskbar before you begin.

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 8/29/2016

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • v38.10.90.0 corrects an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware. This update corrects the firmware component that functions as a "fuel gauge" so that the battery capacity is accurately reported. See Surface Pro 3 Battery FAQ for the 8/29/2016 System Firmware Update for more information.

July 2016 updates

July 21 release

The following updates are available:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

System Firmware Update – 7/21/2016

Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware

  • v3.9.850.0 increases battery life during sleep mode and improves keyboard stability.

Surface Pro UEFI

  • v3.11.1450.0 improves system sleep and hibernation behavior when battery level is low.

Surface Fingerprint Sensor

  • v2.2.10.8 improves finger print touch stability coming out of sleep.

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

  • v10.18.14.4414 addresses cases of display flickering.

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Integration

  • v1.1.359.0 increases keyboard reliability coming out of reboot.

Surface Type Cover Integration

  • v1.1.362.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

Surface Type Cover Filter

  • v1.1.388.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

Realtek High Definition Audio

  • v6.0.1.7642 improves the audio quality for the JAWS screen reader.

Surface Accessory Firmware Update

  • v1.1.382.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

Surface Keyboard Backlight

  • v1.1.365.0 refined Surface Pro 4 Keyboard experience on a Surface Pro 3.

April 2016 updates

The following update will be listed as “Surface Firmware Update – 4/19/2016” or “Surface Hardware Update – 4/19/2016” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Dock Integration driver update (v1.0.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.
  • Surface Dock Firmware Update (v.1.2.6.0) improves stability and compatibility with external monitors and passive video adapters.

January 2016 updates

The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 1/19/2016” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.9.50.0) improves system start-up reliability.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.1150.0) adds pen support in UEFI menus and improved support for 3rd party onscreen keyboards.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3093.197) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5GHz.

October 2015 updates

The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 10/26/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v3.9.750.0) adds support for Microsoft Surface Dock on Surface Pro 3.

June 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 6/23/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.950.0) adds support for new features in Windows 10.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3091.193) improves the system stability and the Wi-Fi connectivity experience, also increases the network download performance.
  • SATA AHCI Controller driver update (v9.4.0.1028) stabilizes deployment methodology on Surface Pro 3.

May 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 5/19/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro 3 UEFI update (v3.11.850.0) includes changes needed for compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.14.4170) improves graphics performance and includes better Miracast (wireless display) support.
  • Display Audio driver update (v6.16.00.3172) improves audio experience and supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.

April 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 4/30/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 4/30/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Type Cover Filter Device update (v2.0.1193.0) enables full support for Japanese Surface Pro Type Covers.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v4.0.112.1) enables new functionality with the Surface app, available for free in the Windows Store.

March 2015 updates

March 26 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 3/26/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.11.760.0) adds support for enterprise disk encryption, enhances the advanced configuration settings for device security, and adds configurable support from the Windows OS for provisioning scenarios.

March 10 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 3/10/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 3/10/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v3.0.64.0) enables new functionality and features for the Surface app found in the Windows Store.

January 2015 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 1/15/2015” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.450.0) adds support for updated HD Graphics Family driver.
  • HD Graphics Family driver update (v10.18.14.4029) enhances display stability and performance, improves user experience when using Miracast adapters, and improves compatibility with DisplayPort monitors and daisy chaining.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth® driver updates (v15.68.3073.151) address connectivity issues while Hyper-V is enabled, and adds an advanced feature to control the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band preference.
  • Surface Home Button driver update (v2.0.1179.0) ensures compatibility with the Surface app.
  • Microsoft Docking Station Audio Device driver update (v1.31.35.7) improves the user experience while using the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station so that sound is available when a speaker is not connected to the docking station.

November 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 11/18/2014” within the Windows Update History.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.350.0) enhances the system stability, optimizes the boot time with fast boot enabled, resolves date and time accuracy when the battery level falls below 3%, and addresses compatibility with McAfee Defense Encryption 7.1.1.
  • Surface Home Button driver update (v2.0.1174.0) enables future functionality for the Surface app.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v2.5.14.0) enables future functionality for the Surface app.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3066.135) enhances Wi-Fi throughput especially after waking up from Connected Standby, improves system stability, increases connectivity performance, and enhances connectivity while using 5ghz DFS channel.

October 2014 updates

October 28 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 10/28/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.11.250.0) enhances system stability, increases the reliability of the graphics display performance, and adds a status bar to the user experience while applying the System Firmware Update.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.7.50.0) increases the reliability of sleep state transitions with a Surface Pro 3 Docking Station connected.
  • Surface Integration update (v2.0.1168.0) addresses setting the Hibernate value in Windows 10.
  • Intel(R) 8 Series PCI Express Root Port #3 - 9C14 update (v2.0.1151.0) addresses cases when the Wi-Fi adapter is not available upon waking the system from sleep.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3059.117) improves Wi-Fi throughput, especially after rebooting with Bluetooth devices that are paired, optimizes power consumption, and enhances system stability.

October 6 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 10/6/2014” or “System Hardware Update – 10/6/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pen Driver (v2.0.1145.0) enables additional upcoming configuration options for Surface Pro 3.

September 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 9/9/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI update (v3.10.250.0) addresses cases where the device can get stuck at boot and where Wi-Fi is not available on waking the system from sleep.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware update (v38.6.50.0) adjusts the power button to avoid accidental triggers, including adjustments to system thermal tuning.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware update (v3.9.350.0) increases the overall reliability and compatibility with a Surface cover.
  • Surface Integration driver update (v2.0.1102.0) enhances Wi-Fi stability on waking the system from sleep.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.3055.107) improves Wi-Fi throughput, especially when Bluetooth devices are paired and on AC routers, enhances connectivity, and resolves some issues that caused system instability.

August 2014 updates

August 19 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/19/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.9.150.0) adds features to display BIOS password state and asset tag information, as well as improving boot times in some scenarios.

August 12 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/12/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improves support for Surface Power Cover.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improves support for Surface Power Cover and enhances system stability.
  • Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves functionality and stability.
  • Surface Ethernet Adapter (v8.14.0704.2014) improves support for the gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter.

July 2014 updates

July 16 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/16/2014” or “System Hardware Update – 7/16/2014” when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Integration (v2.0.1038.0) further enhances system stability.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v15.68.3042.85) further improving Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios.

July 8 release

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 7/8/2014" when you view your update history.

Note
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.2.50.0) update reduces power consumption and enhances system stability.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.8.250.0) update enhances battery life and increases efficiency and reliability in low-power states.
  • Surface Type Cover Firmware (v2.0.1021.0) updates improves touchpad reliability and system stability.
  • Surface Accessory Device (v2.0.1012.0) update helps the On-Screen Keyboard appear and disappear at the correct times.
  • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v15.68.3042.79) enhancing system stability, reducing power consumption in low power states, and improving some Wi-Fi connection scenarios.
  • We will also issue an update on Wednesday, July 16, to further improve Wi-Fi connection and throughput scenarios.

June 2014 updates

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 6/19/2014” when you view your update history. To learn more about how we use Windows Update to make your Surface better over time, see this post on the Surface Blog.

Note
After installing this update, you will need to restart your Surface. Surface may require up to 10 minutes to restart and apply all updates. Some updates may not complete until your next restart.
  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v36.5.50.0)
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.7.50.0)
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.7.150.0)
  • Surface Pro Touch Controller Firmware (v426.27.66.0)
  • Wireless Network Controller (v15.68.3040.75)
  • Bluetooth (v15.68.3040.75)
  • Surface Integration (v2.0.739.0)
  • Surface Type Cover Firmware Update (v2.0.735.0)
  • Microsoft LifeCam Front (v2.0.733.0)

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