Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Microsoft January Surface firmware updates revisited:

  1. #1

    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10

    Microsoft January Surface firmware updates revisited:

    January 2014 wasn't the best month for Microsoft Surface users trying to make sense of which updates arrived for their devices.
    Patch Tuesday came and went without any word on expected firmware updates. Shortly thereafter, various updates, some marked as firmware, some labeled as "hardware" updates and others as more mundane reliability and performance fixes, began arriving via Windows Update on users' devices.

    I've heard from Surface Pro 2 users who've been plagued by what seems to be the same firmware update being delivered to their machines repeatedly, despite the fact that they seem to have successfully updated with the latest firmware release. (This may be a Windows Update problem, rather than a Surface Pro 2 problem, I'm hearing.) And even though Microsoft's Surface Update History Page claimed until some time in the past few days that there was no Surface RT firmware update this month, those of us with the original ARM-based Surface know we did get a firmware update.

    So let's go back to the drawing board.

    As of January 28, here's what Microsoft's Surface Update History pages are now indicating that the company delivered this month to its various Surface users: ...
    Read more at: Microsoft January Surface firmware updates revisited: What users got and when | ZDNet

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    I've got the January update for my Surface Pro 2 on Januari 16. It installed correctly with no further issues. My Surface Pro 2 was effected by the faulty December update, but I managed to correct that by reverting the device to factory defaults.

    The January firmware is a beauty! The accu lasts longer, the wifi power consumption is lowered without any troubles to the wifi connections. Then the sleep is finally working as it should be (before my Surface Pro 2 wouldn't go to sleep. It would wake up every hour without any input from me). And finally the Type Cover 2 is functioning without any problems.

    IMHO Microsoft did a really great job with the January firmware!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Microsoft January Surface firmware updates revisited:
Related Threads
Read more at: Microsoft rolls out multiple March firmware updates for its Surface tablets | ZDNet
Read the rest here:Microsoft delivers February Surface firmware updates | ZDNet
Read more at: Some Microsoft Surface Pro 2 users report a firmware fix rolling out | ZDNet
Read more at: Microsoft delivers August firmware, driver updates for Surface RT, Pro | ZDNet See also: Microsoft Surface RT update history | Windows Update | Surface RT updates
Read more at: Microsoft delivers June firmware updates, fixes for its Surfaces | ZDNet
Read more at source: Microsoft to roll out April firmware updates for Surface RT and Pro | ZDNet
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook