Surface Book 2 (2017)

Surface Book 2 picked up April 2021 update

Surface Book 2 receives a new update to improve graphics, stability, and fix vulnerabilities.

Microsoft is now rolling out a new hardware update for its Surface Book 2 laptop to improve graphics and system stability as well as to address some security vulnerabilities.

In addition, the company recently pushed another update for its locked Surface Duo available in AT&T.

According to the Surface update history page, the Book 2 update became available on April 2, and the update for the Duo came out on March 25.

April 2021 update for Surface Book 2

Here are the improvements available for the laptop:

  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 (15″) – Display adapters 20.100.8682: Improves graphics and system stability.
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 (13″) – Display adapters Improves graphics and system stability.
  • Surface ACPI Notify Driver – System devices Improves the graphics driver update experience.
  • Intel ICLS Client – Extension 1952.14.0.1470: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Intel ICLS Client – Software devices 1.62.321.1: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Intel Management Engine Interface – System devices 2040.100.0.1029: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System devices Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Surface ME – Firmware Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware 390.3681.768.0: Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

March 2021 update for Surface Duo

These are the updates that Microsoft has made available for its locked version of Surface Duo:

  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin – March 2020.
  • Improves device stability.
  • Improves device performance.
  • Improves Surface Duo UI stability.
  • Improves incoming ring experience with communication apps.
  • Fixes the experience when dismissing apps in single screen mode, which had a delay before showing the home screen.
  • Taking screenshots in single screen mode will now capture the active screen instead of both.
  • Increases time that the “Double-tap to switch screens” is available to change screens.
  • Fixes the ability to unlock the device using the fingerprint reader when an app is running above the lock screen.
  • Apps that only support portrait orientation can now rotate clockwise when spanning across both screens.

The update should download and install automatically, but you go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and try to force the download manually if you have not received it.

If you are in a Duo device, then go Settings > System > System Update, tap the Check for update option, and restart the device to apply the update.

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