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A bunch of Surface computers receive May 2021 firmware update

Microsoft continues to roll out May 2021 firmware updates for different Surface models. Following updates for Surface Laptop, Laptop 3, and Laptop 4, the company has released new patches and improvements for a bunch of other computers. This time, May 2021 firmware updates are available for the original Surface Book, Surface Book 3, Surface Laptop Go, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Studio 2.

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The May 2021 update for Surface Book 3 contains traditional stability and reliability improvements. Besides, users get a new NVIDIA driver that fixes display flicker issues and new Intel Wireless drivers with security vulnerabilities patches.

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Here is the full changelog.

May 2021 firmware update for Surface Book, Surface Book 3, Surface Laptop Go, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Studio 2

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface - Extension - 1.64.137.0(Surface Book Base v3 Firmware Update) - no Device Manager notes1.64.137.0

 

Improves stability and device reliability.

Surface - Firmware - 10.312.139.0Surface System Aggregator - Firmware10.312.139.0

 

Improves stability and device reliability.

NVIDIA - Display - 27.21.14.6140NVIDIA GeForce GTX - Display adapters27.21.14.6140

 

Addresses display flicker issues and improve graphics stability.

Intel - Net - 22.30.0.11Intel(R) WiFi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters22.30.0.11

 

Addresses critical security vulnerabilities and improves connection stability.

Intel - Bluetooth - 22.30.0.4Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth22.30.0.4

 

Addresses critical security vulnerabilities and improve connection stability.

Surface - Firmware - 6.1.137.0Surface Dock Firmware Update6.1.137.0

 

Improves stability when connected to an external display via Surface Dock 2.

Surface – Firmware – 10.101.140.0

 

Surface UEFI – Firmware10.101.140.0

 

Improves stability and device reliability.

As for the original Surface Book 3, released in October 2015, the May 2021 firmware update contains only stability and reliability improvements.

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface – Firmware – 92.3681.768.0Surface UEFI - Firmware92.3681.768.0

 

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface - Firmware - 11.8.82.3838Surface ME - Firmware11.8.82.3838

 

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – System – 2040.100.0.1029Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System2040.100.0.1029

 

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – Software Component - 1.62.321.1Intel(R) ICLS Client - Software devices1.62.321.1

 

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface – Extension - 1952.14.0.1470Intel iCLS Client Extension1952.14.0.1470

 

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface Pro 4 gets similar to the original Surface Book 3 update. The two computers share the same Surface ME Firmware, Intel Management Engine, and iCLS Client. The only difference is Surface UEFI Firmware. Interestingly, the update for the original Surface Studio has completely identical to the Surface Pro 4 changelog.

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface – Firmware – 92.3681.768.0Surface UEFI - Firmware109.3681.768.0

 

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Finally, here is the changelog for one of the latest additions to the Surface family, Surface Laptop Go. This update has some USB improvements, a bug fix for the flickering screen issue, and an improved battery reporting mechanism.

Windows Update History NameDevice Manager NameVersion and Update
Surface – Firmware - 8.16.140.0Surface UEFI – Firmware8.16.140.0

 

Improves USB 2.0 stability and device reliability.

Intel Corporation – Display - 27.20.100.9168Intel(R) UHD Graphics – Display27.20.100.9168

 

Address display flicker issues and improves graphics stability.

Surface - System - 6.212.139.0Surface System Aggregator– Firmware6.212.139.0

 

Improves battery reporting.

Surface - System - 9.54.139.0Surface Serial Hub Driver - System9.54.139.0

 

Improves device stability by addressing critical bugcheck.

Intel Corporation - Bluetooth - 22.30.0.4Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth - Bluetooth22.30.0.4

 

Addresses critical security vulnerabilities and improves connection stability.

Intel - net - 22.30.0.11Intel(R) WiFi 6 AX201 160MHz - Network adapters22.30.0.11

 

Addresses critical security vulnerabilities and improves connection stability.

Surface - Firmware - 6.1.137.0Surface Dock Firmware Update6.1.137.0

 

Improves stability when connected to an external display via Surface Dock 2.

All updates for Surface devices are available if your device runs Windows 10 1903 or newer. You can download the latest firmware using the built-in Windows Update service by visiting Settings > Update & recovery > Windows Update. There, you need to click on the Check for updates button on the right.

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple. You can stay in touch with him on Twitter.

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