Firmware Update For Surface Book, Surface Pro 3, Pro 4; Mitigates Hibernation

Firmware Update For Surface Book, Surface Pro 3, Pro 4; Mitigates Hibernation
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In order to resolve issues on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, Microsoft released a firmware update to the devices. These updates are designed to resolve problems related to hibernation, screen flickering, graphics and more. Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 3 also received a smaller update of Surface Dock-related firmware.


Follow these few simple steps to install the software firmware update. While your device is running on Windows 10, go to Start-Settings-Update & Security- Check for updates. In case of Windows 8.1, press Windows key + R, then type wuapp, and press Enter. Once done, check for the updates. To know more about the updates, click on Groovypost.

Microsoft explains how Intel HD Graphics 520 driver is capable of addressing issues on the Surface Book. “Interl(R) HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4409) improves the overall stability of the graphics driver, resolves screen flickering in several popular applications, and cases where the display does not reinitialize correctly after the device resumes sleep or hibernation,” according to the company.

There’s good news for Surface Book owners using Nvidia graphics card, for which an update has been issued. The new firmware version has more surprises than expected since it brings improvements to Windows Hello and new biometric authentication system.

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You should follow a few rules when downloading the firmware update on your device. These include:

  • Keep your device connected to the charger when installing the firmware.
  • Keeping charged while downloading helps to prevent bricking of the device if the process fails.
  • Bear this mind that the firmware updates are shelved out via Windows Update and so it requires a reboot.
  • Downgrades are not feasible.

The Surface System Aggregator Firmware update with version number 103.1135.257.0 is capable of addressing issues on Surface Pro 4 to retrieve the device from hibernation and even detach the cover to aid the device function more diligently, as reported by Softpedia.

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