Microsoft rolled out December 2013 firmware updates for Surface RT

Microsoft is now rolling out new firmware updates to Surface RT devices to optimize available system memory and enhance trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2.

Surface RT Firmware Updates

Microsoft has started rolling out new firmware updates for Surface RT. The updates are available to all Surface RT devices running Windows 8.0 RT and Windows 8.1 RT.

The new firmware update optimizes available system memory and enhances trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2. The update is listed as “November 2013 updates” on the Surface RT Update History page.

  1. Changelog for November 2013 Updates
  2. Getting the Updates via Windows Update

Changelog for November 2013 Updates

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

  • Surface Home Button Driver (v1.0.248.0) update optimizes available system memory.
  • Surface Type Cover audio device driver (v1.0.245.0) update enhances trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2.

Getting the Updates via Windows Update

You can get this new Firmware Update via Windows Updates, as we detailed here:

  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

Surface RT Update History

2015
Mar
10
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    Improve the audio and video experience and enhances system stability.
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2014
Aug
12
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    Enhance overall system stability.
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Jul
08
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    Enhance system stability in both the active state and the sleep/wake transition state.
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Jan
01
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    Improve the experience of using a second-generation Touch and Type Surface Cover on your Surface RT running Windows RT 8.1, including touchpad performance and overall product stability.
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2013
Dec
01
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    Optimize available system memory and enhance trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2.
Nov
01
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    Allow the use of Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.
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Oct
08
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    Increase battery life, enhance the Windows RT 8.1 update experience, and enhance the use of Type Cover 2 or Surface Touch Cover 2.
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Aug
01
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    Enhance stability, reliability, and the audio experience at low volumes and remove a perceived pulsing in audio volume for some content.
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Jul
01
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    Enhance system performance and reliability.
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Jun
01
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    Improve the reliability of the devices waking up immediately on the first button press and improve Surface Touch and Type Cover Functionality.
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May
01
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    Enhance Surface RT speaker volume, improve system stability, and enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers.
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Apr
01
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    Resolve certain “Limited” connectivity issues, improve Wi-Fi to handle a wide range of access points, and more.
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Mar
01
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    Improve Wi-Fi connectivity, fix volume buttons and muting issues, improve the Touch and Type Cover, and improve the performance of the trackpad.
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Feb
01
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    Resolve Wi-Fi connectivity issues and improve performance for all hardware buttons.
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Jan
01
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    Enhance the capability for handling firmware updates and resolving specific audio playback issues.
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2012
Dec
01
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    Enhance Wi-Fi connectivity and support access point names with non-standard ASCII special characters.
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