Microsoft Surface 3 finally gets fresh with a new firmware update in the mid of 2018

Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates to Microsoft Surface 3 devices running Windows 10 Creators Update or later to fix security vulnerabilities and improve graphics performance. You can get it now on Windows Update.

Microsoft Surface 3 Update

It’s been over a year and half that Microsoft Surface 3 received its last firmware update since September 26, 2016. Today Microsoft released a firmware update that includes a potential security fix and a display driver update to all Surface 3 SKUs devices.

According to Surface blog for IT Pro, the new firmware updates will be available through Windows Update to all Surface 3 devices running Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 or newer. The update is already listed as “31 May release” in the Surface 3 Update History page. Below is the new driver version with improvement information for the update.

  • Surface UEFI v1.51116.198.0
    Resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics v20.19.15.4835
    Improves compatibility with high-resolution external displays on Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

How to get this new Firmware Updates

You can get this new Firmware Update by:

  • Go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update
  • Click on Check for updates

If your new Surface 3 hasn’t yet installed the updates, it should be displayed on the Windows Update now.

  • If you update the operating system on your Surface, this will clear your existing update history.
  • Firmware updates cannot be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.
  • When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later.
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