Surface Pro 4 July 2017 update now rolling out

Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates to Surface Pro 4 devices to enable the Power Slider feature to improve battery life, and improving the adaptive brightness feature, improve DirectX12 and graphics power performance, and more.

Surface Pro 4 Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface Pro 4. The updates are available to all Surface Pro 4 devices.

The new firmware update will enable the Power Slider feature to improve battery life, and improving the adaptive brightness feature, improve DirectX12 and graphics power performance, and more. The update is listed as a “July 20 release” on the Surface Pro 4 Update History page.

  1. Changelog for July 20, 2017 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update
  3. Downloading the Updates from Microsoft

Changelog for July 20, 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
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell ACASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth 15.68.9114.29 implements changes to meet EU regulatory requirements.
Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 540 Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 540 – Display adapters 21.20.16.4627 improves DX12 and power performance.
Microsoft driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware Surface Embedded Controller Firmware – Firmware 103.1744.256.0 improves system stability.
Surface driver update for Surface Management Engine Surface Management Engine – Firmware 11.6.25.1229 improves system stability.
Surface driver update for Surface UEFI Surface UEFI – Firmware 107.1741.768.0 improves Wi-Fi performance when waking from sleep.
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell ACASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters 15.68.9114.29 implement changes to meet EU regulatory requirements.
Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller – System devices 9.21.0.2102 improves video performance in some applications.
Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED – System devices 9.21.0.2102 improves video performance in some applications.
Microsoft driver update for Surface Accessory Device Surface Accessory Device – System devices 1.1.507.0 improves system stability.
Microsoft driver update for Surface Pen Pairing Surface Pen Pairing – System devices 3.0.0.1 enable Surface Pen simple pairing and features.
Microsoft driver update for Surface Integration Surface Integration – System devices 1.0.153.0 enables Power Slider feature improving battery life, and improving adaptive brightness feature.

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 4 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 4 from Microsoft Download Center via the following links.

Surface Pro 4 Update History

2021
Jul
29
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    Addresses critical security vulnerability.
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May
06
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    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2020
May
08
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2019
Nov
15
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Improve Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
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Oct
10
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    Help improve battery life.
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Aug
06
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    Improve Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, improve battery performance, and integration between services.
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Jun
27
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    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.
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May
16
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    Improve camera performance and system security.
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Jan
29
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    Improve system stability.
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2018
Nov
27
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    Improve browser stability.
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Oct
05
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Resolve the battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October update (version 1809).
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Sep
10
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    Improve system security and battery stability for devices not in use.
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Jul
25
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    Improve system stability and resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Security Advisory 180012 and 180013.
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Apr
12
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    Enable on-screen support for Surface Dial and improves touch accuracy.
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Jan
10
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    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002.
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2017
Dec
07
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    Improve multi-touch and pen connectivity when the device wakes from sleep.
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Nov
27
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    Resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including bulletin 170012.
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Oct
11
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    Improve camera stability and device reliability.
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Sep
14
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    Enable support for the Surface Pro Type Cover and the Surface Pro Signature Type Covers.
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Aug
02
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    Resolve the Windows Hello experience error.
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Jul
20
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    Enable the Power Slider feature to improve battery life, and improving the adaptive brightness feature, improve DirectX12 and graphics power performance, and more.
Jul
11
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    Enable support for Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pro Signature Type Cover.
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May
25
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    Improve battery life during sleep, disable touch when the cover is closed, improve stability, refine brightness settings, and more.
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Apr
25
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    Improve video playback on installed apps while offline.
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Apr
06
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    Resolve the screen brightness issue when devices come out of sleep, improve system stability, and adjust system Hibernation defaults.
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Mar
08
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    Improve storage performance and improve system stability and performance.
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Jan
18
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    Improve keyboard stability, and battery life during sleep, and disable touch when the cover is closed.
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2016
Dec
08
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    Improve system stability and Cortana performance.
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Aug
30
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    Improve the device's usability, battery life, stability, and performance when you change between power states and more.
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Aug
01
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    Improve touch stability when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation.
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Jul
28
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    Improve the stability of Windows Hello.
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Jul
14
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    Improve the stability of the keyboard when the device resumes from hibernation or connected standby mode, increase overall stability, and address issues in touch, pen ink, barrel button eraser scenarios, and more.
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Jul
12
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    Improve the stability of Windows Hello after an upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
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Jun
20
  • Surface Pro 4 Image
    Improve system stability when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation and optimizes battery use in connected standby.
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May
24
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    Improve touch stability, increase the stability of the fingerprint sensor when the keyboard is resuming from sleep, make adjustments to system thermal tuning, and optimizes battery utilization in connected standby and in low battery scenario.
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May
09
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    Improve the stability of NVMe Storage.
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