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  1. v0lum3's Avatar
    Updates comming peeps, praise jebus! :D
    Well a lot of the problems listed here and other forums, seems to be on the list here! Lets hope it fixes my problem with lock screen freezes, hardware failures in the system log, and no notifications when in sleep! And perhaps better batterylife! Fingers crossed! :)

    November 2013 updates


    • Performance improvements for all Type Cover and Touch Cover versions.
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth driver updates to improve wireless display performance.
    • Camera improvements.
    • Audio improvements including switching to speaker playback after disconnecting a headset.
    • System performance and stability improvements.
    • Battery life improvements.



    Microsoft Surface 2 update history | Surface firmware updates

    Get it while its hot! ;)
    11-12-2013 12:32 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Please let us know if your Surface 2 behaves better after this update.
    rav16 and christenmartin like this.
    11-12-2013 12:46 PM
  3. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Well, too early to tell about the battery etc. But certainly, the Surface 2 feels much smoother. Will test over the next day or so and will revert.
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    11-12-2013 01:10 PM
  4. cygnus11's Avatar
    Just did the update and I can verify that I am still experiencing the two big speaker/sound issues. The speaker volume is still way too low. And I am still experiencing crackling and sound stuttering on Amazon Instant Video streaming. Oh well, maybe next update
    11-12-2013 01:34 PM
  5. ca_meo's Avatar
    Well, too early to tell about the battery etc. But certainly, the Surface 2 feels much smoother. Will test over the next day or so and will revert.
    reminds me of
    11-12-2013 01:34 PM
  6. malberti1993's Avatar
    Installing now, came with 15 other updates. It stupid how they wait to the middle of the month to publish all these updates.
    11-12-2013 02:10 PM
  7. techknight's Avatar
    These updates are part of the regular patch Tuesday monthly releases. These updates were likely planned out weeks ago and completed testing.
    11-12-2013 02:20 PM
  8. techknight's Avatar
    Just did the update and I can verify that I am still experiencing the two big speaker/sound issues. The speaker volume is still way too low. And I am still experiencing crackling and sound stuttering on Amazon Instant Video streaming. Oh well, maybe next update
    That's unfortunate. The Amazon Instant Video issue is the one problem I have with my Surface 2.
    11-12-2013 02:22 PM
  9. Dos101's Avatar
    No change in the speaker quality for me either. Quite, crackles when at high volume, sounds tinny. Hope they address the issue soon.

    Installing now, came with 15 other updates. It stupid how they wait to the middle of the month to publish all these updates.
    Patch Tuesday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    11-12-2013 02:44 PM
  10. HeyCori's Avatar
    Just saw this.

    Microsoft updates IE11 to disable Enhanced Protected Mode by default - Neowin

    Also, I look forward to the enhancements, especially battery life. Maybe next week we'll get a patch for the sound. Too bad they can't release a patch to fix my volume rocker. :(
    11-12-2013 03:56 PM
  11. berty6294's Avatar
    Was really hoping for speaker fix... nothing feels different.
    11-12-2013 04:02 PM
  12. DarkMess1ah's Avatar
    My Surface 2 seems to black screen after its been charging for ages with the type 2 cover attached. When I un-attach it, i have to restart the whole thing for it to turn on properly. It still reacts when I press the home button, but it never turns back on. Anyone know if this is normal and/or if this fixes it?
    11-12-2013 06:35 PM
  13. Wendy Bautista's Avatar
    So I don't have a surface 2 yet but I'm getting one soon, and I was going to sign up for amazon prime but you guys are talking about having speaker problems. Is it only with amazon prime? How bad is it?
    11-12-2013 07:08 PM
  14. Saint Michael's Avatar
    not sure if this is related to the update or not, but I'm getting this error when entering the Windows store after the update, It might have nothing to do With it, as it states it might be a server issue?

    also, I did not enter the store today before I updated, so it might have been out before aswell.

    as for the update, I think it was way smooth already, so I dont see it as much improved, as it was already 10/10 smooth. havnt been able to test battary yet, but I do think the camera improvment are great, but it's always difficult to tell, because the frontfacing camera was already the best FF camera I've seen. so it might be the same Level that is impressing me again and me thinking it's much improved, when it's not?

    I Wonder what kind of optimazation they made for the typecover 2, I mean that's what I have, and honestly, there was nothing wrong With it from the start imo, so Im not sure what was improved =)
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    11-12-2013 07:09 PM
  15. EBynum's Avatar
    Just did the update and I can verify that I am still experiencing the two big speaker/sound issues. The speaker volume is still way too low. And I am still experiencing crackling and sound stuttering on Amazon Instant Video streaming. Oh well, maybe next update
    I don't notice any difference in the speaker volume either. And the sound is still crackling when streaming Amazon Instant Video. So frustrating. Never had that problem with my RT. I wish Amazon would hurry up and make an Amazon Instant Video app for Windows like the one they have for Ipad. Maybe if we all start pestering them, they'll get it done.
    11-12-2013 07:52 PM
  16. EBynum's Avatar
    So I don't have a surface 2 yet but I'm getting one soon, and I was going to sign up for amazon prime but you guys are talking about having speaker problems. Is it only with amazon prime? How bad is it?
    For me, it's really bad. Makes watching Amazon Instant Video on my Surface 2 unbearable. I hope there's a fix for this soon. In the meantime, we need to pester Amazon to make an app for Windows.
    11-12-2013 08:00 PM
  17. luk3ja's Avatar
    My Surface 2 seems to black screen after its been charging for ages with the type 2 cover attached. When I un-attach it, i have to restart the whole thing for it to turn on properly. It still reacts when I press the home button, but it never turns back on. Anyone know if this is normal and/or if this fixes it?
    My surface 1 used to do that all the time!
    11-13-2013 02:15 AM
  18. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I can confirm that at least the battery updates have really worked on.my Surface 2. In 8 hours - with about a total of 1 hour usage involving surfing with 2 tabs open all the time and the Mail app open - the battery reading is at 89%, which is a lot more than what it was before.
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    11-13-2013 06:53 AM
  19. Saurabh3321's Avatar
    I think battery has been improved quite a bit
    Just after updating i watched a late night, 1hr 40min long 720p movie stored on sd card with flight mode ON, minimum brightness with auto adjust on.
    battery went from 31% to 20%!
    11-13-2013 07:21 AM
  20. missionsparta's Avatar
    Anyone know if this fixed the Nvidia Driver crash?
    11-13-2013 09:23 AM
  21. missionsparta's Avatar
    Anyone know if this fixed the Nvidia Driver crash?
    Well here is irony for you. While updating, the god damn thing crashed on the NVIDIA driver error and now when it try to update windows, it keeps erroring out. So now there is no way to update it. 5 Surface 2's later and still no fix, I'm about ready to dump this lemon and go Apple (as much as I hate it). I've tried twitter and everything and no one at Microsoft seems concerned. If I've gone through this many units, waited this long and still dont have a working unit; you would think someone would be jumping through hoops to help me. Instead I get generic smart *** answers from @Surface. F' this.
    11-13-2013 10:27 AM
  22. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Well here is irony for you. While updating, the god damn thing crashed on the NVIDIA driver error and now when it try to update windows, it keeps erroring out. So now there is no way to update it. 5 Surface 2's later and still no fix, I'm about ready to dump this lemon and go Apple (as much as I hate it). I've tried twitter and everything and no one at Microsoft seems concerned. If I've gone through this many units, waited this long and still dont have a working unit; you would think someone would be jumping through hoops to help me. Instead I get generic smart *** answers from @Surface. F' this.
    Ouch. You are more patient that I would be. I'm a "one and done" kinda guy. If I get a defective unit, I'll exchange it. But if the replacement is bad, then I'm done.

    If you like the platform otherwise, I'd suggest "going backward" to an RT. It's cheaper ($199 on Black Friday) and apparently of higher quality. I know that this isn't a suggestion that would help you directly, sorry about that.
    11-13-2013 12:23 PM
  23. missionsparta's Avatar
    Ouch. You are more patient that I would be. I'm a "one and done" kinda guy. If I get a defective unit, I'll exchange it. But if the replacement is bad, then I'm done.

    If you like the platform otherwise, I'd suggest "going backward" to an RT. It's cheaper ($199 on Black Friday) and apparently of higher quality. I know that this isn't a suggestion that would help you directly, sorry about that.
    This isn't patients. This is a man on a mission. This has now become a quest. I have spent countless hours trying to get one of these handful of devices to work properly, and I'll be damned if i dont figure this out....
    11-13-2013 12:42 PM
  24. thesmithiz's Avatar
    Prior to the update I didn't have much in the way of problems other than messing with a Bluetooth issue that I final fixed. Now since the update the Bluetooth issue is back so whatever Bluetooth changes they made brought the problem back around for me.
    11-13-2013 02:21 PM
  25. JKing106's Avatar
    This isn't patients. This is a man on a mission. This has now become a quest. I have spent countless hours trying to get one of these handful of devices to work properly, and I'll be damned if i dont figure this out....



    Manufacturing defects isn't something you "figure out." Take 'em back until you get a good one.
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    11-13-2013 02:58 PM
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