Microsoft Surface Pro 2 firmware update rolling out again (Updated)

Microsoft Surface Pro 2Microsoft quickly pulled its latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update last month after users complained of failed installations and battery and hibernation issues when the update installed successfully. A new update has now begun to land on Surface 2 Pro tablets across the world, suggesting that Microsoft has fixed some or all of the issues that affected the previous one and is again updating the tablet.

Based on reports received by ZDNet to date, Microsoft may not be a full replacement of the pulled update. It could be a partial one and perhaps the first of several updates to come in the upcoming weeks. The update itself provides little information as to what it fixes or includes and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 update history does not show this latest update yet.

If it includes all that the December update was to have fixed, it will come with:

  • Improved system stability, including when minimizing full screen games.
  • Updated Wi-Fi driver for improved wireless display and connectivity with wireless access points.
  • Improved Surface Cover interaction including power-saving sleep functionality.
  • Color fidelity improvements for all applications.
  • Optimized two-finger trackpad use.
  • Enhanced audio experience when connected to a Display Port 1.2 device

If you own a Microsoft Surface Pro 2, drop us a note if you’ve received the update to let us know how the upgrade went.

Update: Microsoft has confirmed the rollout of a new Surface Pro 2 update for customers who had installed the December Windows Update before it was pulled:

“This weekend we released an update that addresses the unexpected wake and battery drain behavior experienced by a small number of Surface Pro 2 customers who installed the December Windows Update. This should have no impact on customers who had not received the December update. We are working hard to deliver the rest of the December update to those customers who had not received it prior to it being removed from distribution.”

Sources : ZDNet // Microsoft