Surface Pro 5 October 2018 update now rolling out

Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates to Surface Pro 5 devices to resolve intermittent pen top button click failure on the Surface Pen with no clip on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809.

Surface Pro 5 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Pro 5. The following updates are available for all Surface Pro (Model 1796 & Model 1807) devices running Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809 or later:

The new firmware update will resolve intermittent pen top button click failure on the Surface Pen with no clip on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809. The update is listed as an “October 10 release” on the Surface Pro 5 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for October 10, 2018 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for October 10, 2018 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
Surface – System – 3.0.10.1 Surface Pen Firmware Update – System devices

3.0.10.1 resolves intermittent pen top button click failure on Surface Pen with no clip on Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809.

Use the Surface Pen Checker Tool to verify that the Pen’s firmware was successfully updated.

Surface – HIDClass – 1.0.9.0 Surface Pen Integration Device – Human Interface Devices

1.0.9.0 enables firmware updates to the Surface Pen with no clip.

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 Pro 5 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 5 from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Pro 5 Update History