Microsoft releases firmware and driver updates for Surface Laptop and Pro devices

As part of the regular updates for its Surface devices, Microsoft is rolling out a bunch of firmware updates to the Surface Laptop 1, Laptop 2, Pro 5, and Pro 6 devices. The updates are rolling out to devices running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) or newer and bring a bunch of audio, reliability, and other improvements.

The first-gen Surface Laptop updates mostly bring audio performance and playback improvements, in addition to the general system updates to enhance stability. Here is the complete changelog for the update:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Version and Update

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - SoftwareComponent - 11.0.6000.92

Realtek Hardware Support Application - Software components


  • Improves application stability during audio playback.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Media - 6.0.8936.1

Realtek High Definition Audio (SST) - Sound, video, and game controllers


  • Improves audio performance and battery life.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Extension -

Realtek High Definition Audio (SST) Extension - no Device Manager notes

  • Improves integration between system services.

Surface – System –

Surface Integration Driver Service – System devices

  • Improves integration between system services.

The updates for the Surface Laptop 2 are mostly identical, including the same audio performance improvements. However, the second general clamshell laptop is receiving an additional fix for the Serial Hub Driver that fixes issues with the system experiencing bugchecks. Here is the changelog for the additional driver update:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Version and Update

Surface - System –

Surface Serial Hub Driver – System devices

  • Addresses system bugcheck.

Next up are the Surface Pro devices. The update changelogs for the fifth-gen and sixth-gen Surface Pro devices are identical to that of the first-gen Surface Laptop, bringing similar audio and stability fixes to the devices.

The company has not listed any known issues with these updates, which is always a good thing. As usual, these firmware releases will be rolled out in a staggered manner, meaning that not all devices will receive the update right away.

Again, users of these PCs should be running Windows 10 version 1903 or newer. With this version of the OS soon reaching the end of support next week, Microsoft has already begun force-upgrading users to Windows 10 version 1909, so it shouldn’t be a problem for most users. You can head to Windows Update to check if your device has been offered the updates yet.

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