Surface Studio 2 updates now rolling out with audio performance and stability fixes

Microsoft has released new updates to Surface Studio 2 PCs, just a few weeks after serving new firmware updates to its newer batch of devices – the Book 3, Laptop 3, Pro 7, and the Go 2. Just like for those devices, the Studio 2 updates bring fixes for audio issues and improvements to overall system stability.

As usual, these updates will be made available to devices running Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update) or newer. Considering that version 1809 (October 2019 Update) reached the end-of-support this month, most devices should be moved to version 1909 (November 2019 Update) automatically. However, if your device is still running 1809 or an older version of the OS, it is best to upgrade to a supported version.

Here is the complete list of fixes:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Version and Update

Surface - Firmware - 532.3389.768.0

Surface UEFI

532.3389.768.0

  • Improves system stability.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - SoftwareComponent - 11.0.6000.92

Realtek Hardware Support Application - Software components

11.0.6000.92

  • Improves audio performance while streaming content.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Media - 6.0.8936.1

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

6.0.8936.1

  • Improves audio performance and resolves associated system bugcheck.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Extension - 6.1.0.6

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

6.1.0.6

  • Improves integration between system services.

As with all such releases, the updates will be available via Windows Update. However, they roll out gradually to all users, so it might be a while before all devices receive the bits through Windows Update. Additionally, the firm notes that there are no known issues, which is always a good thing.

Microsoft recently also updated the Surface lifecycle information document, providing timeframes on driver and firmware support for its PCs. The Surface Studio 2 is slated to be supported until October 2022, adhering to the minimum four years of support that the company promises.

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