Microsoft provides three new driver updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

Microsoft provides three new driver updates for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
You might recall that just yesterday we told you about a firmware update that Microsoft has made available to Surface Pro 3 owners that repairs an issue that the tablet has had with its battery. Today, Microsoft placed three new updates on its servers for the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. The first is a driver update for the Surface Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), which is used on the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book to connect the slates' firmware to the OS. This update requires a reboot to install.

The other two updates offer a new driver for Surface Integration and a new driver for Surface Integration Service Device. Both of these new drivers can control a wide range of features from the screen to storage to sleep/hibernate capabilities. Earlier this year, the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book shared an issue that prevented the pair from going into a deep enough sleep state while in standby mode. As a result, a user might have packed up his Surface Pro 4 in sleep mode with a decent amount of battery life remaining; by the time he arrived at his destination, the battery would be dead.

While Microsoft has not yet posted a changelist, one should show up on the Surface History Update page in the next day or so. There is some speculation that the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update led to a scaling issue with the CPU on the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

You can try to pull out the update manually by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Go to Check for updates and follow the installation directions. Restart if prompted to.


source: WindowsCentral

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Surface Pro 4
  • Display 12.3 inches
    1824 x 2736 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Core-i7
    16GB RAM
  • Storage 1000GB, microSD
  • OS Windows 10 Pro

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