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Surface Pro 5th gen gets a firmware update to improve startup performance

Microsoft has released a new firmware update for the fifth-generation Surface Pro, the model launched back in 2017. It's not often that the same Surface model gets two sets of updates in the same month, but the Surface Pro 5th gen actually received a set of updates a couple of weeks ago, though those were mostly focused on improving performance when using the new Surface Dock 2.

This time, there's really only one update, and the goal is to improve startup performance on the device.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update
Surface - Firmware - 235.3261.768.0

Surface UEFI - Firmware


  • Improves start up performance.

As usual with these updates, this one isn't exactly exciting, but if you've been having some issues with booting up the Surface Pro 5th gen, this might be good news.

As we've seen with the previous set of updates, this one required you to be running Windows 10 version 1903 - or the May 2019 Update - or newer. If your PC meets that requirement, the update should show up on Windows Update right now, since this specific update doesn't appear to be rolling out gradually. You can check for updates manually and install it yourself, but it will likely install automatically either way.

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