Microsoft rolls July firmware update for Surface Pro 3, Pro 2, and Surface 3

Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, and Surface 3 4G LTE get a new firmware update in July, the new update brings many driver improvements.

Surface Pro 3

Early this week, Microsoft rolled out new firmware updates for its Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, and for its latest Surface 3 4G LTE tablet. Soon after the release on Thursday, many users made their voice heard because they could not install any of the updates.

On Friday, July 24th, the company reissue the updates, but without any updated documentation, however users seem to be able to install them, and now the company is also sharing details on what’s included in these releases.

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.

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 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)

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 RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro

  • There were no firmware updates for these models in July.

The July firmware update for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, and Surface 3 4G LTE will download and install automatically, but you can always go to Windows Update to install the update manually.

Source Microsoft via Thurrott

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