In response to requests from customers for more detailed lifecycle information to help plan and manage hardware and software deployments, Surface is offering more guidance on our driver and firmware updates.
This lifecycle policy covers drivers and firmware releases for Windows-based Surface devices. The lifecycle begins when a device is first released and concludes when Surface ceases publication of drivers and firmware updates on the End of Servicing date. The following sections define the lifecycle policy and End of Servicing dates.
Surface Pro: New driver and Firmware for touch performance
Device support period. The device support period defines the period during which Surface will support driver and firmware updates for a device. The Device Support Period starts when a device is released. Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for at least 4 years from when the device was first released. In cases where the support duration is longer than 4 years, an updated end of servicing date will be published in advance of the date of last servicing.
OS version support. OS version support defines the operating system versions supported by Surface during the device support period. Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for Windows OS versions released in the prior 30 months. Surface won't support Windows OS versions earlier than the OS versions supported at device release. For the minimum supported OS version of your Surface device, see Surface supported operating systems.
Autopilot deployment has several advantages: It allows you to use the factory-provisioned operating system, streamlined for zero-touch deployment, to include pre-installation of Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise.Organizations already using modern management, security, and productivity solutions are well-positioned to take advantage of the unique performance features in Surface Pro 9 with 5G and Surface Pro X. Customers using modernized line of business apps, Microsoft Store (UWP) apps, or remote desktop solutions also stand to benefit.
ARM-based devices have specific requirements for maintaining the latest drivers and firmware.Surface Pro 9 with 5G and Surface Pro X were designed to use Windows Update to simplify keeping drivers and firmware up to date for home and small business users. Use the default settings to receive Automatic updates. To verify:
Microsoft's recently-released Surface Pro 8 is getting its first big set of post-launch firmware and driver updates (via Windows Central), and it's packing a few significant improvements. The latest Surface tablet was already one of the best laptops you can buy, but this upgrade smooths out the experience and brings new features.
Outside of device-specific features, there's also a new Intel Graphics driver update rolling out for the Surface Pro 8, which is supposed to improve stability and performance. Of course, that's what how every driver update is labeled in Microsoft's changelogs, so it's not awfully clear. If you want to see a full list of the updates rolling out, you can check the list below:
HP constantly strives to improve its products and periodically provides updates for software, drivers, and firmware free of charge. So, keep your HP or Compaq computer up-to-date and running smoothly by updating the software on a regular basis.
If your computer touch screen is not responding when tapped, or if the mouse pointer moves to the wrong place on the screen, follow the steps in this document below to fix the touch screen performance.
The Surface Pro 8 recently received its November 2021 firmware update (opens in new tab). Following the update, the Surface Pro 8 should have improved reliability and stability in several key areas. Notably, this update improves touchscreen stability, Thunderbolt AMD eGPU support, and the reliability of logging in with a Type Cover with a fingerprint reader. New Surface Pen haptics have also been added, though Microsoft does not specify any new experiences.
Update Services for Windows includes Windows Update and Microsoft Update. Windows Update is a service that provides you with software updates for Windows software and other supporting software, such as drivers and firmware supplied by device manufacturers. Microsoft Update is a service that provides you with software updates for other Microsoft software such as Microsoft 365.
Microsoft has updated its previous-gen flagship tablet with a new firmware update containing a massive list of new drivers. The latest release fixes security vulnerabilities and improves overall system stability and performance.
Here you can download drivers for DisplayLink USB graphics chipsets incorporated in your dock, adapter or monitor. We recommend to update to the latest driver to address any potential security issue, fix bugs, improve performance and add new features.
If you paired your Beats Pill+ with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS or iPadOS. Then, download the Beats Pill+ app and follow the onscreen instructions to update your firmware.
The 2-in-1 isn't all that different from its predecessor, but its upgrades make it a worthy consideration for anyone looking for a new machine. There's a larger touchscreen display with a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, better performance, and it comes preloaded with Windows 11. The company also nixed the Core i3 processor model, so the base Surface Pro 8 comes with a Core i5 and starts at $1,100. It might seem like a big jump from the Surface Pro 7's $749 price, but it's technically just $200 more when comparing the same configuration (though that's still pricey).
You can also angle the keyboard for a more comfortable typing angle by folding the top of the keyboard up against the screen, where more magnets hold it in place. This innovation was introduced to the Surface line several iterations ago, a small addition that makes a noticeable usability difference. The touchpad is also excellent, and it tracks very smoothly. I genuinely enjoy typing on this keyboard, at least on a solid surface, even if the price seems a bit steep. The combined price is still less than many laptops, though, so there's only so far you can take this complaint.
For the owners of the Surface Pro 8, these firmware updates aim to address various aspects of the experience, including some improvements to Type Cover Fingerprint login reliability and graphics performance. There are also some additional enhancements for the touchscreen stability and inking experience. You can find the full release notes below:
The hygienic surface physically hinders the colonization of germs and thus improves the efficiency of the usual measures for disinfecting. The polished, high quality pearl metal surface also makes the device non-sensitive to touch noises and fingerprints.
Tablet mode requires a minimum of version Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 LTSR. Citrix Hypervisor integrates with the Citrix Virtual Desktops VDA, changing the hypervisor to enable the virtual firmware settings for 2-in-1 devices. Windows 10 loads the GPIO driver on the target virtual machine based on this updated BIOS. It is used for toggling between tablet and desktop modes within the virtual machine.