Windows 10: New Firmware Update for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book January 2016 Surface

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2016 #1

    New Firmware Update for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book January 2016


    January 2016 updates for Surface Pro 4

    The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 1/27/2016” when you view your update history.

    Note
    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.

    • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware (v103.899.256.0) adds battery charging enhancements and thermal tuning.
    • Surface Fingerprint Sensor driver update (v2.2.10.6) improves accuracy.
    • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5Ghz networks.

    Source: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 update history | Surface firmware updates



    January 2016 updates for Surface Book

    The following update will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 1/27/2016” when you view your update history.

    Note
    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.

    • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware (v88.899.256.0) adds battery charging enhancements and thermal tuning.
    • Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth driver update (v15.68.9037.59) improves access point compatibility and throughput on 5Ghz networks.
    • Surface DTX driver update (v1.3.202.0) improves detection of the Surface keyboard to the clipboard.

    In addition to the updates list above, the following additional update is available for Surface Book devices that have the optional NVIDIA GeForce GPU discrete graphics chip:

    • NVIDIA GeForce GPU update (v10.18.13.5914) improves stability.

    Source: Microsoft Surface Book update history | Surface firmware updates
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  2.    28 Jan 2016 #1

    I'm seeing a good improvement in battery drain during sleep since the Windows 10 and SP4 firmware updates of 1/27/2016. Battery drain during sleep was running over eight percent per hour, but after the updates it's around one percent, half of which is Cortana. I thought I had disabled her but apparently not, so I'll be researching to get her usage down too. Prior to the updates the Intel Graphics and CPU C0 usages were terrible. They've now vanished.
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2016 #2

    Also received a firmware update yesterday on my SP3, probably a variant of same.
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  4.    28 Jan 2016 #3

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Also received a firmware update yesterday on my SP3, probably a variant of same.
    The SP3 update was released on 1/19/2016 and is unrelated to the SP4 update. See https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en...?os=windows-10 .
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2016 #4

    PJLLB said: View Post
    The SP3 update was released on 1/19/2016 and is unrelated to the SP4 update. See https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en...?os=windows-10 .
    Thanks, I didn't say they were related... just that I got a firmware update also. I hadn't used it in a while.
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  6.    28 Jan 2016 #5

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Thanks, I didn't say they were related... just that I got a firmware update also. I hadn't used it in a while.
    Oh I thought you did when you said "...probably a variant of same..." The change logs for firmware update for the SP3 are very different from those of the SP4, so they are not at a variant.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       28 Jan 2016 #6

    PJLLB said: View Post
    Oh I thought you did when you said "...probably a variant of same..." The change logs for firmware update for the SP3 are very different from those of the SP4, so they are not at a variant.
    Ok.... I have to get back to work.
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