Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 March updates improve system stability and battery life

jayar.decenella@gmail.com' By: Jay Decenella
2 minute read

Owning Microsoft’s Surface devices means being accustomed to long waits for driver and firmware updates. This takes its toll on the stability of the Redmond giant’s device and the company admits it sometimes struggles to keep the performance of its Windows machines stable. Microsoft released firmware updates in 2016 that helped address battery and sleep issues and continues now with March 2017 firmware updates for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

The updates include new drivers and firmware for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, Surface UEFI, Surface NVM Express Controller, Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, Surface Integration, Surface Integration Service Device, and Surface USB Hub Firmware Update on Surface Book and Surface UEFI, Surface Display, Surface NVM Express Controller, and Intel(R) Management Engine Interface on Surface Pro 4. Also, the driver updates improve the system performance and stability, storage performance, system stability on startup, battery life during sleep, and power utilization of the USB hub in the device base on the Surface Book.

Surface Pro 4 March update

The Surface Pro 4 has received in particular an update to the solid-state drive controller that enhances storage performance:

  • Surface UEFI (V106.1427.768.0) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface Display (V1.0.6.1) updates the display panel driver.
  • Intel Management Engine Interface (V11.6.0.1042) improves system stability on startup.
  • Surface NVM Express Controller (V11.0.0.1) improves storage performance.

Surface Book March update

For the Surface Book, here’s what has changed:

  • Surface Integration Service Device (v1.0.241.0) improves device stability.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (v21.21.13.7667) improves system stability.
  • Surface UEFI (v90.1427.768.0) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface NVM Express Controller (v11.0.0.1) improves storage performance.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (v11.6.0.1042) improves system stability on startup.
  • Surface Integration (v1.1.328.0) improves battery life during sleep.
  • Surface USB Hub Firmware Update (v1.0.519.0) improves stability and power utilization of the USB hub in the device base.

As usual, these updates are available through the Windows Update. You can also manually install them. Download the Surface Pro 4 drivers and Surface Book drivers now.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading