1. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    Well i was waiting for this day for long!
    The second Tuesday of December.
    i'm eagerly looking forward to a firmware update for surface to fix a lot of bugs I'm facing.
    like sometimes late initial response of on screen keyboard keypress
    Who all are hopeful of some major updates today?
    12-09-2013 11:59 PM
  2. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I am hoping it will fix the sleep of death.
    12-10-2013 01:33 AM
  3. v0lum3's Avatar
    This is what is comming it seems! Lets hope its not the entire list of improvements.. I was really hoping for a NVIDIA driver update! :/

    December 2013 updates

    • Screen dimming during CPU intensive operations resolved.
    • Decreased charge time for batteries.
    • Two-finger trackpad use optimized.
    • Update to support additional external displays.
    • Skype video quality improved.
    • Resolved delay during restart when Bluetooth devices are connected


    Microsoft Surface 2 update history | Surface firmware updates
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    12-10-2013 04:40 AM
  4. missionsparta's Avatar
    The December update should be released sometime today. Two questions:

    A) Will they make good on fixing the Surface 2 issues with the crashing display and the problems waking the devices from a sleep?

    B) What item/feature that has worked up until now, will the latest update break?
    12-10-2013 04:49 AM
  5. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    Thanks for the post!
    well yeah I was also hoping the display driver crash would resolve
    Decreased charge time is insane! It already charges up pretty quick IMO
    12-10-2013 06:53 AM
  6. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    To answer part B, it's not mentioned there :p
    i guess we'll come to know today hehe
    12-10-2013 06:57 AM
  7. azcruz's Avatar
    12-10-2013 06:59 AM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    This is what is comming it seems! Lets hope its not the entire list of improvements.. I was really hoping for a NVIDIA driver update! :/

    December 2013 updates


    • Screen dimming during CPU intensive operations resolved.
    • Decreased charge time for batteries.
    • Two-finger trackpad use optimized.
    • Update to support additional external displays.
    • Skype video quality improved.
    • Resolved delay during restart when Bluetooth devices are connected


    Microsoft Surface 2 update history | Surface firmware updates
    I was hoping for audio improvements as well. Guess not.
    12-10-2013 07:07 AM
  9. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    I was hoping for audio improvements as well. Guess not.
    Any issues with audio?
    you mean volume?
    12-10-2013 07:18 AM
  10. etphoto's Avatar
    Any issues with audio?
    you mean volume?
    Yeah, low volume.

    Now granted, its only 10 AM Eastern in US but just checked and I was updated already today and only defender updated.
    12-10-2013 09:23 AM
  11. missionsparta's Avatar
    No mention of the NVidia display driver crash? Real nice... Jesus Christ
    12-10-2013 09:35 AM
  12. missionsparta's Avatar
    No NVidia driver fix is flat out disgusting after they told costumers to not return their units because the fix was coming on December 10th. If its not in there, a class action lawsuit should be formed. They talked people out of returning their units before their return eligible date came.
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    12-10-2013 09:44 AM
  13. diego15nets's Avatar
    Microsoft better have fixes for the crackling sound on high volume and the screen glitches.
    12-10-2013 10:01 AM
  14. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    Updates are now live! Downloading now.
    12-10-2013 12:06 PM
  15. Dos101's Avatar
    Microsoft better have fixes for the crackling sound on high volume and the screen glitches.
    Nothing in the Update History about it so I doubt it. As far as I know they haven't even officially recognized that there is an audio issue.
    12-10-2013 12:12 PM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    Nothing in the Update History about it so I doubt it. As far as I know they haven't even officially recognized that there is an audio issue.
    Yeah I feel like it's a hardware issue and they know it. If it was a software issue, they would say they'll fix it, but they won't admit that they shipped a half million units with bad speakers. :(
    12-10-2013 12:14 PM
  17. Dos101's Avatar
    Yeah I feel like it's a hardware issue and they know it. If it was a software issue, they would say they'll fix it, but they won't admit that they shipped a half million units with bad speakers. :(
    I fear this as well, which is why I'm waiting until the new year to exchange my Surface 2. Hopefully by then they'll have the issue (hardware or whatever it may be) worked out by then). The funny thing is at my local Microsoft Store every Surface 2 they have on display (about 6 I think) has the exact same issue.
    12-10-2013 12:18 PM
  18. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Just finished. Got 22 "updates" and it took a while.

    A couple of things occurred. During the reboot and update phase, it said it got an error (internal power error) but seemed to recover. Then, after it came up, I checked the history and it said that a firmware update was pending restart. So, I rebooted, manually.

    Will see what happens.
    12-10-2013 01:51 PM
  19. hagjohn's Avatar
    Hmmm... updates corrupted office suite..

    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\oart.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error.
    12-10-2013 02:17 PM
  20. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    This is what is comming it seems! Lets hope its not the entire list of improvements.. I was really hoping for a NVIDIA driver update! :/

    December 2013 updates

    • Screen dimming during CPU intensive operations resolved.
    • Decreased charge time for batteries.
    • Two-finger trackpad use optimized.
    • Update to support additional external displays.
    • Skype video quality improved.
    • Resolved delay during restart when Bluetooth devices are connected


    Microsoft Surface 2 update history | Surface firmware updates
    What precisely does that mean - the part in bold?
    12-10-2013 02:32 PM
  21. malberti1993's Avatar
    Should take less time to charge I'm assuming.

    And im pretty sure they fix the nvidia drivers from crashing when they fixed the issue with screen dimming.
    12-10-2013 06:37 PM
  22. iampwd's Avatar
    I am hoping it will fix the sleep of death.
    Sadly it didn't fix it for me. I took it of the charger, put it in my bag, got to work, picked it up, tried to turn it on but only keyboard backlight works.
    12-10-2013 11:48 PM
  23. v0lum3's Avatar
    Well so far I've got some good results! I haven't had a screen crash since the update, and I can now put my Surface to sleep by closing my Type Cover, without it freezing.

    As a sidenote I didn't get the firmware update in the first update round, I had to search again.. so make sure you do an extra search! :)

    Also it seems that there was a lot of different driverupdates in this firmware update, including NVIDIA drivers and type and touch cover drivers:
    What is in the December Update (12/10/2013) for - Microsoft Community
    12-11-2013 03:31 AM
  24. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Thankfully, I have not experienced any problems (thus far, at least) with the updates - both to my Surface 2 and to the Surface RT that a family member has. In fact, if anything, apps seem to open and close faster than what they used to before the update (applicable to the Surface 2 only). But this could be just a placebo effect and I am imagining things. I am now testing - under real life conditions - if the updates made any battery improvements (though such optimizations were not openly stated as being part of the updates).
    12-11-2013 04:26 AM
  25. v0lum3's Avatar
    Tho i still seem to get the KernelLiveEvent 141 error in the event log! Anyone else still plauged by this? And do you know what it is related to?
    12-11-2013 04:37 AM

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