Microsoft updates Surface 2 and Pro 2 with new firmware

If you own a Surface2 or a Pro 2, there is an update waiting for you that will fix a few bugs and other issues with your device. These patches are part of Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” where they release updates on the second Tuesday of every month.

For those of you with a Surface 2, the updates are listed below:

he following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 6/10/2014” when you view your update history.

  • Surface 2 UEFI (v4.21.500.0) update enhances overall system stability, including boot and reboot scenarios, compatibility with Surface Power Cover, and increased battery life when Surface 2 is not in use.
  • System Aggregator Firmware (v1.0.50500.0) update enhances the charging behavior of the Power Cover.
  • Surface Power Cover Firmware Update (v2.0.595.0) update improves battery life when using the Power Cover with Surface 2.
  • Surface Platform Power Driver (v2.0.557.0) update improves battery life when used with the Surface Power Cover.
  • Audio Driver Set (v 9.17.13.2819) and Display Driver Set (v 9.17.13.2818). This update provides enhanced support for external displays, improves the Miracast experience, and enhances the overall system stability while reducing power consumption in many scenarios.
  • Surface Accessory Device (v2.0.583.0) update enhances the experience when using a Surface Cover.
  • Wireless Network Controller (v14.62.28061.10179) and Bluetooth (v14.62.28061.10179) update simplifies and improves tethering for Surface 2 4G LTE.

For those of you with a Pro 2, the following updates are now available for you to download.

  • Surface Pro UEFI (v2.4.950.0) and Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v24.1.50.0) updates enhance system stability with microSD products, improves compatibility with Power Cover, and increases the reliability of sleep state transitions. Surface Pro UEFI update also provides support for PXE boot with the new Surface Ethernet Adapter.
  • Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v2.4.350.0) update improves sleep state transitions when a Surface Cover is attached.
  • Surface Accessory Device (v2.0.287.0) update improves sleep state transitions when a Surface Cover is attached.
  • Surface Power Cover Firmware Update (v2.0.288.0) improves reliability when the Power Cover is attached to Surface and folded behind Surface.
  • HD Graphics Family (v10.18.10.3496) update improves Miracast wireless display experience and enhances display stability.

There were no updates for the Surface RT and the Pro 1 nor were there any updates for the Surface Pro 3 but that’s not surprising as very few have them outside the walls of Microsoft.

If you want to download the updates manually, you can hit the download link below and follow the instructions to get the latest bits on your device before they are pushed down via Windows Update.

Source: Microsoft

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Very disappointed to see they still haven't fixed the WiFi Bluetooth conflict that cuts WiFi speeds in half when A2DP Bluetooth connects on my Surface 2. I can only assume it's a hardware fault now. Same issue on the Surface Pro 2 I believe.

And yet it's the Surface Pro 1 that is having all the "spontaneous reboot issues" (seemingly related to the keyboard connector)... still unfixed after 8 months. Started happening with the 8.1 upgrade. Lots of people are experiencing it. Nothing but silence from Microsoft.

People dont seem to notice or care, they are blindly and happily give their money for the Gen2 or Gen3 devices, which ALL and inevitably will face all kind of similar HW defects and design issues due to rushed releases. People dont seem to care though.

do you still have this problem :( ? it stopped happening frequently on mine a few months ago. I maybe had one or two spontaneous reboots in total in the last 3 months

I've had a surface pro since release and not once have I had the approve mentioned problem. Only issues I had were keyboard lock screen problems and my wireless went out and required a fresh OS. Currently my experience is flawless, and await the pro 3's arrival.

dopydope said,
Hmm sounds like the end of support for the first generation :(
Am glad i'm getting a SP3 soon :)

Surface Pro 1 is in mainstream support until July 10, 2017.

rfirth said,

Surface Pro 1 is in mainstream support until July 10, 2017.

Sure, they will fix any critical issue but it looks they are not making any improvements which is understandable given it will soon be 2 versions behind but still ... me likes getting updates :)

dopydope said,

Sure, they will fix any critical issue but it looks they are not making any improvements which is understandable given it will soon be 2 versions behind but still ... me likes getting updates :)

Lets make this clear:
Some months don't bring updated drivers or firmware.
All devices have at some point not been updated when others were.
This is not a trend indicator.
This doesn't mean firmware updates won't follow.
Firmware updates are a bad thing. It means they shipped crap. It means risk of another firmware related post update bugs, as it has taken place before, and MSFT has no firmware version repository.

In other words, be glad if you don't get these. It means your device is ok