Surface Pro 5 gets new (March 12, 2021) firmware updates

Microsoft is now rolling out the March 2021 update to Surface Pro 5 devices to improves graphics and system stability.

Surface Pro 5 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Pro 5. The following updates are available for Surface Pro 5th Gen devices running Windows 10 May 2019 Update, version 1903, or later.

The new firmware update will improves graphics and system stability. The update is listed as a “March 12 release” on the Surface Pro 5 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for March 12, 2021 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for March 12, 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 – Display – 27.20.100.8682 Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapter

Intel(R) Iris(R) Plus Graphics 640– Display adapter

27.20.100.8682

Improves graphics and system stability.

Intel – Extension – 1952.14.0.1470 Intel(R) ICLS Client – Extension 1952.14.0.1470

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – SoftwareComponent – 1.62.321.1 Intel(R) ICLS Client – Software devices 1.62.321.1

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Intel – System – 2040.100.0.1029 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System devices 2040.100.0.1029

Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

Surface – Firmware - 11.8.82.3838 Surface ME – Firmware 11.8.82.3838

Addresses security updates and improves system 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 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