Microsoft releases first Surface Pro 3 firmware update day before official launch

Surface Pro 3 firmware update

Just in time and one day before the official release, Microsoft is delivering, as promised, the first Surface Pro 3 firmware update. This late June firmware update addresses issue with the power button that causes Surface Pro 3 to not power on when press. Also some performance enhancements are included in this update.

Although the firmware update for the tablet has been released a day before launch, it doesn’t mean that if you pre-ordered yours, you’ll get your Surface Pro 3 with the update already installed. Of course it will install automatically, but the best thing you can do when you first get your hands on the device is to install the firmware manually.

Instructions

1. Swipe from the left to bring up the Charms and tap Change PC settings.

2. Tap Update and recovery.

3. Tap or click Check now.

4. If the update is available for you, tap View details.

5. Select “System Firmware Update – 6/19/2014.” and click Install.

The update will start the installation process, Surface Pro 3 will restart, and the overall process should take no longer than 20 minutes. 

If you are experiencing some issues, please let me know in the comments below. Keep in mind this first firmware update for Surface Pro 3 doesn’t include the fix for the home button getting in the way when using the Surface Pen.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.