Surface Pro 2 receives its first firmware updates for October 2013

Microsoft is now rolling out new January 2014 updates to Surface Pro 2 devices to improve battery life, system performance and stability, network connectivity, and more.

Surface Pro 2 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out the first firmware updates for Surface Pro 2. The updates are available to all Surface Pro 2 devices.

The new firmware update improves Surface Pro 2 battery life, system performance and stability, network connectivity, and more. The update is listed as an “October 2013 update” on the Surface Pro 2 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for January 2014 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for January 2014 Updates

Below is the complete changelog provided by Microsoft for the new updates.

  • Performance optimization for Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.
  • Battery life improvements.
  • System performance and stability improvements.
  • Wi-Fi network performance improvements.

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
On Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
  1. Swipe from the right or move the mouse cursor to the right edge of the display and select Settings. Windows 8: Swipe from the right and select Settings.
  2. Select the Change PC Settings. Windows 8: Change PC Settings
  3. Go to the Update and recovery tab. On the Windows Update page, click the Check now button. Windows 8: Update and recovery and check now
If your Surface Pro 2 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 Pro 2 from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Pro 2 Update History

2016
Feb
24
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    Eliminate instances where the device wakes randomly, improve system stability when detaching the cover, and improve color calibration.
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2015
Aug
01
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    Improve graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.
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Jul
23
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    Resolve the issue where the Surface would wake from sleep by itself and improve graphics performance and stability on Windows 10.
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May
19
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    Improve graphic and audio performance, including better Miracast (wireless display) support, and more.
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Jan
15
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    Enhance display stability and performance, improve the user experience when using Miracast adapters, improve compatibility with DisplayPort monitors and daisy chaining, improve the PXE boot experience with the 1 gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter and further enhances the system security.
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2014
Jul
08
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    Enable functionality on wireless networks using hidden SSIDs.
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Jun
10
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    Improve reliability when the Power Cover is attached to the Surface and folded behind the Surface, improving microSD stability and providing support for PXE boot.
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Mar
11
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    Improve Miracast support and enable daisy chaining of monitors using DisplayPort 1.2, provide support for Surface Power Cover, improve the stability and experience of Surface Covers, and more.
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Feb
01
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    Provide tuning to the Surface display calibration, resolve hibernation and incorrectly reported battery percentage issues, and improve the Surface Touch and Type Cover.
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Jan
01
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    Resolve behavior where the Surface failed to enter sleep while idle and reduced battery life.
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2013
Oct
01
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    Improve battery life, system performance and stability, network connectivity, and more.