Surface Pro 8 gets its first firmware update

November 2021 firmware update roundup for Surface devices continues with more computers from Microsoft getting fresh patches and bug fixes. This time, Surface Pro 8 receives its first-ever firmware, plus security updates arrive for Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop 2.

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What is new in November 2021 firmware update for Surface Pro 8?

The first firmware update for the recently released Surface Pro 8 contains many improvements and new drivers to improve the user experience. Here are the main highlights:

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  • Reliability improvements for the fingerprint scanner in the new Type Cover;
  • Graphics stability and performance improvements;
  • System security improvements;
  • Touchscreen reliability improvements;
  • Support for the new Surface Pen haptics and inking improvements;
  • Improvements for AMD eGPUs (Thunderbolt);

The full changelog contains the following details:

Windows Update HistoryWindows Update History
Surface - Firmware - 2.22.0.3Intel - Ext - 27.20.100.9624
Surface - Firmware - 6.210.141.0Surface UEFI - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 6.209.141.0Surface UEFI - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 6.206.139.0Surface System Aggregator - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 66.0.0.38Surface SMF - Firmware
Surface - Firmware - 66.0.0.37Surface SMF - Firmware
Surface - Ext - 2.84.137.0Surface - Ext - Surface Type Cover v7 Firmware Update
Surface - USB - 1.77.137.0Surface - Ext - Surface Type Cover v7 Firmware Update
Surface - Ext - 15.15.137.0Surface - Ext - Surface Type Cover v7 Firmware Update
Surface - System - 66.36.139.0Surface Integration - System devices
Surface - Ext - 1.949.137.0Surface G6 Touch Firmware Update - Extension
Intel - Display - 27.20.100.9624Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics - Extension
Intel - Ext - 27.20.100.9624Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics - Display adapters

The update contains no known issues.

You can download November 2021 firmware update for Surface Pro 8 via Windows Update. Note that firmware updates are one-way, which means you cannot uninstall them.

What is new in November 2021 firmware update for Surface Book 2 and Laptop 2?

The second-gen Surface Book and Surface Laptop received a shared update that addresses a critical security vulnerability.

Windows Update HistoryWindows Update History
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net – 15.68.17022.122Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth – 15.68.17022.122Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth – 15.68.17022.122

No known issues in this update.

November 2021 firmware update is available for Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Book 2 with Windows 10 1903 or newer.

Here are other Surface devices that have already received November 2021 firmware updates: Surface Duo 2Surface Duo, AMD-based Surface Laptop 4, Intel-based Surface Laptop 4, and the original (and now unsupported) Surface Studio.

In case you missed it, Microsoft recently stopped supporting a bunch of Surface computers released between 2015 and 2017.

 

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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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