Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and Surface 3 updated to fix power issues

Khushaar Tanveer avatar. By: Khushaar Tanveer
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Amid all the conjecture about Microsoft releasing their Surface all-in-one, recently they launched several updates for their Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and Surface 3 devices, along with addressing some battery and Book power issues.

In the September firmware update, Microsoft has vitally focused on delivering users a five-star instead of a three-stars experience. For Microsoft, this year has been about making efforts to wave off all battery-life challenges, address the restless sleep problems connected to the Standby feature as well as updating drivers for their pre-existing Surface devices.

To access the September driver updates, check for updates in Windows or your device’s Windows update history or even manually download it from the Microsoft’s Download Center. There are a total of 9 updates released by Microsoft and touch stability, pen pairing, and enhanced power capacity are the outshining aspects among the updates introduced for the latest Surface 2-in-1s.

See the full update names with version numbers below:

Surface Pro 4

  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device (v1.1.0.246) improves touch stability when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation.

  • Surface Integration (v1.0.97.0) optimizes screen brightness when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation.

  • Surface Integration Service Device (v1.0.115.0) ensures the default Balanced power plan is set correctly when the operating system is updated.

  • Surface Pen Pairing (v1.0.56.0) improves pen pairing with the device.

  • Surface Management Engine (v11.0.15.1003) improves stability and performance when you change between power states.

  • Surface UEFI (v106.1281.768.0) improves stability and performance when you change between power states.

  • Surface Integration (v1.0.103.0) improves the device usability and battery life.

  • Surface Integration Service Device (v1.0.146.0) makes sure the default Balanced power plan is set correctly when the operating system is updated.

Surface Book

  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device (v1.1.0.246) improves touch stability when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation.

  • Surface DTX (v1.3.422.1) optimizes log file storage space management.

  • Surface Integration (v1.1.309.0) optimizes screen brightness when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation.

  • Surface Integration Service Device (v1.0.115.0) ensures the default Balanced power plan is set correctly when the operating system is updated.

  • Surface Pen Pairing (v1.0.56.0) improves pen pairing with the device.

  • Surface Management Engine (v11.0.15.1003) improves stability and performance when you change between power states.

  • Surface UEFI (v90.1281.768.0) improves stability and performance when you change between power states.

  • Surface Integration (v1.1.315.0) improves the device usability and battery life.

  • Surface Integration Service Device (v1.0.146.0) makes sure the default Balanced power plan is set correctly when the operating system is updated.

Surface 3 (Wifi) devices running Windows 10

  • Surface USB XHCI Host controller (v1.0.1.1) improves modem stability.

Surface 3 (LTE) devices

Windows 10

  • Surface USB XHCI Host controller (v1.0.1.1) improves modem stability.
  • Intel(R) USB Flash Loader utility (v1.0.1.2) improves modem stability.

Windows 8.1

  • Intel(R) USB Flash Loader utility (v1.0.1.2) improves modem stability.

 

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