Microsoft Rolled out April 2021 Firmware Updates for Surface Book 3

Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates to Surface Book 3 devices to improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Surface Book 3 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Book 3. The new update is available for Surface Book 3 devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Version 1903, or later.

The new firmware update will improves camera experience and power consumption during use. The update is listed as “April 09 release” on the Surface Book 3 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for April 09, 2021 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for April 09, 2021 Updates

Below is the complete changelog provided by Microsoft for the new updates. It includes the name and version listed in the Windows Updates and the name listed in Device Manager.

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update
Intel Corporation – System – 42.18362.3.3541 Surface Camera Rear – System devices 42.18362.3.3541

Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Intel Corporation – Extension – 42.18362.3.3541 Surface Camera Rear Extension 42.18362.3.3541

Improves integration between system services.

Intel Corporation – System – 42.18362.3.3541 Surface Camera Front – System devices 42.18362.3.3541

Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Intel Corporation – Extension 42.18362.3.3541 Surface Camera Front Extension 42.18362.3.3541

Improves integration between system services.

Intel Corporation – System – 42.18362.3.3541 Surface Camera IR -System devices 42.18362.3.3541

Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Intel Corporation – Extension – 42.18362.3.3541 Surface Camera IR Extension 42.18362.3.3541

Improves integration between system services.

Intel – Camera – 42.18362.3.3541 Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 – Camera 42.18362.3.3541

Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Intel Corporation – System – 42.18362.3.3541 Intel(R) Control Logic – System devices 42.18362.3.3541

Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Intel Corporation – System – 42.18362.3.3541 Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor -System devices 42.18362.3.3541

Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.

Intel – net – 22.20.0.6 Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz – Network adapters 22.20.0.6

Improves Wi-Fi stability.

Intel – Bluetooth – 22.20.1.1 Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth – Bluetooth 22.20.1.1

Improves Bluetooth stability.

Surface – Security – 7.2.2.0 Surface Trusted Platform Module 2.0 – Security devices 7.2.2.0

Improves system security and stability.

Getting the Updates via Windows Update

You can get this new Firmware Update via Windows Updates, as we detailed here:

On Windows 11:

  1. Go to Start > Settings (Win + I)
    Open Settings app on Windows 11
  2. Go to Windows Update and click on the Check for updates button
    Check for updates on Windows 11

On Windows 10:

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & security.
    Windows 10 Settings > Update & Security
  2. From the Windows Update tab, click Check for updates
    Windows 10 - Check for updates

If your Surface Book 3 didn’t receive the update, it should appear on the Windows Update list by now.

Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Alternatively, you can download the latest cumulative driver and firmware update for Surface Surface Book 3 from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Book 3 Update History

2022
Oct
31
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Addresses Adobe Fresco application compatibility issue and improves graphics and system stability.
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Sep
29
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability and improves device thermal management.
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Aug
03
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves device stability and reliability when using Surface Dock 2 and Surface Pen 2.
    View
May
24
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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Apr
27
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves system storage stability.
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Feb
02
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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2021
Oct
29
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves thermal management when using an external monitor, addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability (Intel Wi-Fi & Bluetooth), improves device reliability when waking from sleep, and enables Windows 11 feature.
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Sep
08
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves system performance and stability, improves USBC performance, and addresses critical security vulnerability.
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Aug
05
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves device stability in the reset scenario.
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Jun
14
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.
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May
06
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves stability, battery health, indicators, and device reliability.
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Apr
09
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves camera experience and power consumption during use.
Feb
05
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves system graphics performance, stability, and security.
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2020
Nov
06
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves audio performance and resolves the associated system bugcheck.
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Sep
29
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves system stability.
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Sep
04
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves system stability.
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May
21
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves system stability.
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