Those wanting to download drivers, firmware and software for Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book & other Surface devices can do so from the Microsoft Download Center. It is essential, for downloading updates that you be connected to the Internet. If you can’t install updates because of Wi-Fi problems, try plugging your Surface into a working electrical outlet before installing updates and do not unplug or turn off your Surface while it’s updating. It is also necessary to download and install only the appropriate MSI file for your Surface device from the Microsoft Download Center. To do so, make sure you’re logged into your Surface with administrator rights.
Microsoft, from time to time, releases updates, cumulative firmware and driver packs for Surface devices. The download includes the latest version of the firmware and drivers required for Surface in a downloadable zip format. These drivers are in the INF file format and can be installed without requiring an executable. The pack includes firmware that is delivered in the form of a driver package.
Firmware is a program that comes embedded in a piece of hardware such as a keyboard, hard drive, BIOS, or a video card. It is designed to give permanent instructions to communicate with other devices in a system and perform functions like basic input/output tasks. Device Drivers are software that lets you use anything on PC with the OS. There are drivers for the graphics card, keyboard, mouse, and everything else.
How to find your Surface model?
before you download the drivers, you will need to know your Surface model. If you don’t know your Surface model, open the Microsoft Surface app. In Device information, look at the value next to Surface model. To find your Windows version, select Start > Settings > System > About , then look under Windows specifications to find your operating system version and OS build number.
Download the latest Surface Pro, Laptop, Book drivers & firmware
Before you start downloading the files, make sure that your Surface device is charged at least to 40%. Moreover, the insufficient battery may result in transient failure and Windows may then try to reinstall the firmware updates.
Once you are ready, visit Microsoft.com here to download the Surface drivers, firmware or software.
Scroll down a bit and select your Surface model from the drop-down menu.
You will be offered driver updates for:
- Surface Book
- Surface Dock
- Surface Go
- Surface Hub
- Surface Laptop
- Surface Pro
- Surface Studio
- Other Surface models
You will then be offered a list of downloads. Select the one for your model and click on the link to initiate the download.
This firmware and driver package contains drivers for all of the components in the Surface device and updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update.
To update the firmware manually, install the driver package on the machine then Windows will then seamlessly take care of the update process for you, ensuring that the correct firmware is applied.
You can use these drivers and firmware to prepare your custom images for enterprise deployment or to repair problems with custom installations of Windows Pro on your Surface Pro device.
The firmware and driver package includes drivers for all of the components in the Surface Book, as well as updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 11 and Windows 10, including Enterprise versions. Wait for the download to finish then extract the contents of the zip file to your desktop.
For convenience, the Ethernet dongle drivers are included as separate packages, in addition to ZIP and MSI files provided. Also, the WinTab driver is provided for those professionals needing WinTab compatibility with certain Surface Pen enabled applications. Tap on the .MSI file, check the “I accept” box then tap the Install button to begin the installation process.
How to Update Surface Driver?
Once you have downloaded the latest firmware from the download center, double-click to launch the installer; once it verifies your device and legibility to update, it will start installing the latest update. Once done, you will need to reboot to complete the process. If you already updated to the current update via the Windows update, then it will exit the installation.
Do I need to attach the cover or dock before updating?
Yes, you need to download the latest Surface Pro firmware and driver pack so the updates are installed for that hardware as well. You will also need to ensure to be plugged to power or at least 40% battery.