Older Surface devices get driver updates to address connectivity issues

Microsoft has released a set of driver updates to a few of its older Surface devices, including the Surface Pro, Laptop, and Book lineups. The updates are actually dated for November 5, but they were only added to the update history today, and Microsoft has interestingly labeled them as a gradual roll-out, so you may not have received them just yet.

The updates are available on machines running Windows 10 version 1903 or newer, and mostly target issues with wireless connectivity. The Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro (2017), Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 1 and 2, and Surface Book are all getting these two updates:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Bluetooth – 15.68.17015.112

Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter - Bluetooth

  • 15.68.17015.112 improves Bluetooth connectivity.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. – Net – 15.68.17015.112

Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters

  • 15.68.17015.112 resolves Wi-Fi connectivity issue.

In addition to those two, the 2017 Surface Pro and the Surface Pro 6 are both getting another update:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface - HIDClass - 1.1.136.0

Surface Tcon Device – Human Interface Devices

  • 1.1.136.0 improves system bugcheck performance.

Finally, the Surface Pro 6 is getting an additional firmware update:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface - Firmware – 241.6.139.0

Surface System Aggregator

  • 241.6.139.0 resolves an issue where the CPU will throttle down to .4GHz, and improves battery stability.

If you have one of the devices above, you may want to check for updates to get the latest improvements. Since they're rolling out gradually, they may not be available for you just yet.

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