Microsoft rolls out Surface Pro 3 graphics driver update for Windows 10

Surface Pro 3

As we all know, the preview versions of Windows 10 are not ready for prime time, they are pre-release builds that Microsoft is releasing to Windows Insiders, so that we get an early taste of what is to come. However, because they are early versions, problems and bugs are all around. Surface Pro 3, for example, has some graphics performance issues with the Windows 10 Technical Preview, luckily Microsoft is working around the clock and today is fixing some of the problems.

If you installed the Windows 10 preview on your Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is now rolling out an automatic update for the Intel graphic driver included in the tablet.

SEE ALSO: Windows 10 build 9926: Known issues you should know before installing

The update resolve the video playback issues, such as Netflix and YouTube video just won’t play, and a few other bugs with the latest version of Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 9926).

Remember that Microsoft has removed “Windows Update” from the Control Panel and has moved it to the new Settings app. As such to get the update, you’ll need to open Settings, Update & Recovery, Windows Update, and check for new updates to install.

The new driver is available for Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3. Early report from users warns of a bluescreen when trying to install the update, but a rebooting will fix the problem.

Did you encounter a video playback problem testing Windows 10 build 9926 on your Surface Pro 3?

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