Microsoft Releases Firmware And Driver Updated For Surface RT And Surface Pro Devices

Microsoft today released set of firmware and driver updated for both its Surface RT and Surface Pro devices. These update brings enhance stability, reliability and more. Here is the full change log.

Windows RT 8.0 updates only:

  • UEFI firmware update that optimizes the audio experience at low volumes and removes a perceived pulsing in audio volume for some content.
  • Update to system drivers that enhance stability and reliability.

Windows 8.0 update only:

  • UEFI and System Aggregator (SAM) firmware update that enhances system stability, reliability, reduces power consumption, and improves touch latency with the touchpad on the Surface Type Cover and Surface Touch Cover.

Updates are automatically installed on Surface through Windows Update. If you want to manually install, follow the below steps.

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and then tap or click Settings.      (If you’re using a mouse, point to upper-right corner of screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Settings.)
  • Tap or click Change PC settings.
  • Under PC settings, tap or click Windows Update.
  • Tap or click Check for updates now.      When updates are available, you will see a message that tells you how many updates are available. You may need to restart Surface after the updates have been installed.
  • blackhawk556

    Good. My Surface RT is on sale because I’m tired of it. The next owner will have a better running Surface :)

    • GG002

      Eversince I installed 8.1 RT preview on my Surface RT I’m loving it more than ever before! Eagerly awaiting final 8.1 RT, but my Surface RT almost always replaces my powerful laptop on travels.

  • tropolite

    Anyone else find that after the latest firmware installs for Surface Pro (8), that the device is running considerably hotter now? I just installed the new firmware this morning and rebooted. Came back to the Surface Pro after 30mins and the device is running very warm.
    Anyone else?

    • Emiel Zuurbier

      Have you tried setting your ‘Power Management’ on power saving? The difference in heat between Performance and Saving is very significant. You can find it by right clicking on the battery icon in the bottom right corner in the desktop mode.

      • tropolite

        Thanks Emiel… PowerSaver is on. Great suggestion tho

  • rtuser

    I experience ie problems with the last rt update. If i want to enter an URL i don’t see the adress line, Browser history or the favorites. Anyone with the same problems? Any fixes vor that? I restarted the tablet and it worked until i put it to sleep again. On the next Start the Problem occured again.

  • Yuan Taizong

    Microsoft Surface is similar to the Google Nexus, sure there are other devices with better specs and higher prices, but the purest best supported version of the software is on the device made by the company itself.