1.    20 Apr 2017 #1
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    New Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update 38.12.70.0


    April 2017 updates

    April 19 release


    Today we’ve released an updated driver for Surface Pro 3 devices. This update includes a new driver for Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware that improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

    This update is available in ZIP and MSI format from the Surface Pro 3 Drivers and Firmware Page in the Microsoft Download Center. Click Download to download the following files:

    • SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1701702_0.msi
    • SurfacePro3_Win10_10586_1701702_0.msi
    • SurfacePro3_Win8x_9600_1701702_0.msi
    • SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1701702_0.zip
    • SurfacePro3_Win10_10586_1701702_0.zip
    • SurfacePro3_Win8x_9600_1701702_0.zip

    Note: On the download page, you will notice that there are multiple MSI and ZIP files for this driver and firmware update. In the name if these files you will note a Windows build number indicating the minimum supported build required to install the drivers and firmware contained within. For example, to install the drivers contained in SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1701702_0.msi you must have Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) or newer installed on your Surface Studio device. You can find a list of the build numbers for each version of Windows 10 in Windows 10 release information. Files that do not contain a build number in their name are applicable to all versions of Windows 10.

    For your reference, here is a full description of the driver version that is updated in this release and the improvement it provides:

    Surface Pro 3
    • Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.12.70.0) improves system stability and performance when you change between power states



    The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 3 devices:

    Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
    Surface – Firmware – 38.12.70.0 Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

    • 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

    Value Indicator Score
    Security NA
    Reliability +
    Connectivity NA
    Compatibility NA
    Performance NA
    Battery Life +

    Source:
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Apr 2017 at 20:48.
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  2.    24 Apr 2017 #2

    Thanks for pointing this out, @Brink. Just used the link to update the firmware on my SP3.
    Keep up the great work!
    --Ed--
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  3.    24 Apr 2017 #3
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