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  1. photobriangray's Avatar
    No details as far as the purpose in Windows update. I am on the Insider Fast track build, FWIW. It was a pretty long install with a minute long pause with no lights, no display in the middle. A little scary...
    taymur and njdev1k like this.
    11-02-2015 05:23 PM
  2. Aaron Hollingsworth's Avatar
    I just starting downloading the firmware update. IS all well after?
    11-02-2015 05:35 PM
  3. photobriangray's Avatar
    Yes. Yes, indeed. All is better. I am scrolling like a maniac, playing a video in Edge on Youtube AND facebook, wait for it, NO FLICKER!!!

    Seems it was a pretty serious update. More to come if things go bad. Going to restart again, start using Edge again and report back any glitches.
    libra89 likes this.
    11-02-2015 05:37 PM
  4. SpunkForRobots's Avatar
    Yes. I just got it. "System Firmware Update - 11/2/2015"
    Edit: I am on RTM, not an Insider Build.
    Last edited by SpunkForRobots; 11-02-2015 at 06:11 PM.
    11-02-2015 05:56 PM
  5. njdev1k's Avatar
    Installing right now! I am not on any insider builds. Thanks for the heads up!
    11-02-2015 06:07 PM
  6. coasterfreak212's Avatar
    Same, just got it too! Downloading now!
    11-02-2015 06:13 PM
  7. coasterfreak212's Avatar
    AWESOME! This firmware update looks to be the key to fixing the most of our problems! I also notice that the Intel Skylark HD 520 drivers were updated to 10/27 date, so it looks like this was the firmware update we've been waiting for!
    libra89 likes this.
    11-02-2015 06:21 PM
  8. SpunkForRobots's Avatar
    things I'm noting fixed:

    Screen doesn't crash when videos are played in Edge browser.
    Screen doesn't crash when tablet is detached from laptop base.
    Tablet mode works correctly when "Don't ask and always switch" is enabled.

    Things still broken:
    Touchpad (sometimes) not detected on boot.
    11-02-2015 06:21 PM
  9. ytrewq's Avatar
    I just installed it. Edge works much better, even on Windows Central!

    I'll have to give it a few hours to see whether I have any more BSODs. (I had three yesterday, so if I can go the rest of the day without any, that's a good sign that they've fixed some of those issues.)
    11-02-2015 06:22 PM
  10. Devhux's Avatar
    Just updated mine. Did about 4-5 restarts, so be patient. I wasn't really using Edge as the last time my Chrome bookmarks would always be synced in reverse order (and no adblock). May give it a try again now.
    11-02-2015 06:22 PM
  11. SpunkForRobots's Avatar
    Official release notes have been posted: Microsoft Surface Book update history | Surface firmware updates

    HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
    •Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
    •Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v88.855.257.0) improves system stability.
    •Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v88.853.258.0) improves the keyboard and trackpad experience.
    •Surface Pen Settings driver (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.
    11-02-2015 06:26 PM
  12. njdev1k's Avatar
    Noticed I had to do a second restart for Windows Hello to work properly after the update, but so far so good.
    11-02-2015 06:27 PM
  13. photobriangray's Avatar
    People on reddit still having crashes. I guess his means I an in the no problems group now? Ack. But still using Edge. Still no flicker, still no driver restarts. Don't have the nerve to turn on Hyper-V. Things would have popped up by now.
    11-02-2015 06:34 PM
  14. SpunkForRobots's Avatar
    Yeah, a friend of mine had a crash with this new firmware update when putting the laptop into sleep mode and resuming.
    Other than that, I haven't had any crashes or BSODs or screen flicker.
    Time will tell. Still wish they squished the touchpad bug...
    11-02-2015 06:38 PM
  15. photobriangray's Avatar
    Had the driver restart error twice after resume. Bummer. But, still better than the flickering mess and massive power drains.
    11-02-2015 08:12 PM
  16. badMojo69's Avatar
    Seems to have fixed the graphics issues! Thank you Microsoft/Intel.
    11-02-2015 08:15 PM
  17. Y2HBK's Avatar
    This update fixed some of my issues like the screen flicker but not all. Edge is still pretty much garbage on most most forums I type on.
    11-02-2015 08:46 PM
  18. photobriangray's Avatar
    This update fixed some of my issues like the screen flicker but not all. Edge is still pretty much garbage on most most forums I type on.
    #leavethispage #stayonthispage
    11-02-2015 09:14 PM
  19. worwig's Avatar
    Looks like the flicker/screen blanking, is gone.
    11-02-2015 09:31 PM
  20. kancherlapraneeth's Avatar
    I am still waiting for this update.
    11-02-2015 09:53 PM
  21. photobriangray's Avatar
    Had a blue screen after detach, reattach...
    11-02-2015 10:05 PM
  22. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    In the last few hours, this update has been working well.

    I did however have some extreme issues at first. After the install & restart, I opened edge and it was good. Then I opened lightroom and discovered that I can now use the GPU for photo editing. Then I decided to test premiere pro. That is where all hell broke loose. While loading a project premiere pro took me strait into a blue screen. So after it booted back up, all I did was open edge and clicked on facebook. That immediately sent me into another blue screen just 30 seconds after windows loaded. Since then I've had no blue screens but I've had at least 5 or 6 driver crashes. Although I've avoided Premiere Pro since then.

    Note that i'm on a Surface Pro 4 (i5 8GB 256GB)

    Also, I do love how awesome and super high res that blue screen looks on the SP4 display. It's quite lovely.


    EDIT: just got back from another bluescreen after attempting to edit more video.
    Last edited by kevC4D; 11-02-2015 at 10:43 PM.
    11-02-2015 10:12 PM
  23. bhatech's Avatar
    Jeez that's a lot of blue screens !!! Just updated the firmware hopefully don't see any.
    11-02-2015 11:01 PM
  24. afcor's Avatar
    This seems to have fixed a lot of the annoyances I was having with Edge and the Surface Book. I haven't noticed any screen flicker or temperature fluctuations since upgrading. I've tried removing the screen and reattaching it with no troubles. So far, so good! This is a genuine improvement for me!
    11-02-2015 11:26 PM
  25. taymur's Avatar
    So the issue with the Surface Book is actually the graphics side of it.

    Usually on computers, to remove a part, a restart is required. for example you cant remove the graphics card from your desktop while its on.

    Microsoft had to deal with this challenge and its a tough one.

    Do surface Books with no GPU have the same issues though?
    11-03-2015 01:00 AM
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