The new firmware update improves battery life while device is in Connected Standby. The update is listed as an “October 17 release” on the Surface Pro 3 Update History page.
Table of contents
- Changelog for October 17, 2017 Updates
- Getting the Updates via Windows Update
- Downloading the Updates from Microsoft
Changelog for October 17, 2017 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|
|Realtek Semiconductor Corp – MEDIA – 184.108.40.20625||Realtek High Definition Audio – Sound, video, and game controllers
220.127.116.1125 improves battery life while the device is in Connected Standby.
|Realtek Semiconductor Corp – USB – 10.0.15063.31236||Realtek USB 3.0 Card Reader – Universal Serial Bus controllers
10.0.15063.31236 improves battery life while the device is in Connected Standby.
Getting the Updates via Windows UpdateYou can get this new Firmware Update via Windows Updates, as we detailed here:
- Go to Start > Settings (Win + I)
- Go to Windows Update and click on the Check for updates button
- Go to Start > Settings > Update & security
- From the Windows Update tab, click Check for updates
Downloading the Updates from Microsoft
Alternatively, you can download the latest cumulative driver and firmware update for Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.
- Surface Pro 3 Drivers and Firmware
Surface Pro 3 Update History
- Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Security Advisory 180012 and 180013.View
- Improve battery life while the device is in Connected Standby.
- Correct the firmware component that functions as a "fuel gauge" so that the battery capacity is accurately reported.View
- Correct an error that may occur on a limited number of Surface Pro 3 devices where the full charge capacity of the battery is misreported to the operating system and device firmware.View