Microsoft Releases New System Firmware Update For Surface Pro 3, Improves Boot Times In Some Scenarios

Microsoft today released a system firmware update for Surface Pro 3 devices. Usually, Microsoft releases firmware updates once in a month during patch Tuesdays. This week’s update includes features to display BIOS password state and asset tag information, as well as improving boot times in some scenarios.

This week’s firmware update:

The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/19/2014” when you view your update history.

  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.9.150.0) adds features to display BIOS password state and asset tag information, as well as improving boot times in some scenarios.

Last week’s firmware update:

  • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover and enhances overall system stability.
  • Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) significantly improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves overall functionality and stability.
  • Surface Ethernet Adapter (v8.14.0704.2014) improved support for the gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter.
When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update then please manually check Windows Update later.

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