1. raxy21's Avatar
    I got my SP2 yesterday, in windows update it is showing February 11th firmware update should i install it? Will it caused any problem? Like December firmware let me know?
    Thank you
    03-03-2014 06:20 AM
  2. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    The SurfacePro2 is an incredible PC tablet. A true powerful computer in tablet form. I have a SurfacePro2 and always keep it up to date with the updates that I'm sent. (The December update was a minor annoyance but that was all.)

    Enjoy your wonderful new tablet computer. I have installed the true MS Office suite computer software and connected it to Office365 Pro, AutoCAD, REVIT, CorelDRAW graphics software and Apps too. The digitizer screen is like pencil on paper. I use the Docking Station, at work, to connect it to full size keyboard, mouse and two large monitors.

    Have fun with your new truly portable computer tablet.

    Best Wishes, No Worries.
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    03-03-2014 08:01 AM
  3. MBytes's Avatar
    I agree.
    Just make sure of the following before you start the update:
    1- The Surface Pro 2 has the keyboard attached. The keyboard has a firmware chip on it, it looks like. It wont' get installed if the keyboard is not there at the moment.
    2- The Surface Pro 2 is plugged in to the wall
    3- The Surface Pro 2 is FULLY charged at 100%.

    Doing so, will avoid unexpected failure of install of the firmware where it didn't upgrade everything, and then you may face with issues.
    It is hard to say for sure if the above precaution are related. But it would seam that people that do, rarely have any problems.

    For me, it's been going great, and I don't mind doing it, as well, the keyboard is always attached, and well I would charge the device eventually at some point, obviously.

    If this is your first firmware install, expect multiple reboots, and you may have the fan kick-in at full speed for a moment, or no image on the screen for also a moment. Let the device do it's thing. Don't interrupt it. Some people panic (same for desktop or laptop firmware upgrades with other manufactures) and force shutdown, and up completely bricking the system, or experience issues that can't really be solved anymore, beside sending it for repair. It you let do it's thing, in a few minutes, it will be done, and voila enjoy!
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    03-03-2014 11:15 AM
  4. raxy21's Avatar
    I agree.
    Just make sure of the following before you start the update:
    1- The Surface Pro 2 has the keyboard attached. The keyboard has a firmware chip on it, it looks like. It wont' get installed if the keyboard is not there at the moment.
    2- The Surface Pro 2 is plugged in to the wall
    3- The Surface Pro 2 is FULLY charged at 100%.

    Doing so, will avoid unexpected failure of install of the firmware where it didn't upgrade everything, and then you may face with issues.
    It is hard to say for sure if the above precaution are related. But it would seam that people that do, rarely have any problems.

    For me, it's been going great, and I don't mind doing it, as well, the keyboard is always attached, and well I would charge the device eventually at some point, obviously.

    If this is your first firmware install, expect multiple reboots, and you may have the fan kick-in at full speed for a moment, or no image on the screen for also a moment. Let the device do it's thing. Don't interrupt it. Some people panic (same for desktop or laptop firmware upgrades with other manufactures) and force shutdown, and up completely bricking the system, or experience issues that can't really be solved anymore, beside sending it for repair. It you let do it's thing, in a few minutes, it will be done, and voila enjoy!
    thank you ill update my SP2 tomorrow and how to get the SP2 drivers, i just want to save them if i need them. So provide me a link if u know it.
    03-03-2014 11:56 AM
  5. MBytes's Avatar
    The Windows Update firmware include system firmware, AND drivers.
    It's a way for Microsoft to ensure that everyone is on the same page, and has the same experience. Also ensures that everyone is updated.

    Here is the link to download the latest drivers manually:
    Download Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 firmware and driver packs from Official Microsoft Download Center
    (you can't get the old version... so back them up if you want to access the old drivers later on).
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    03-03-2014 12:41 PM
  6. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I agree with MBytes to just leave the SurfacePro alone and let it update but I wouldn't say it takes a few minutes. Some updates have taken an hour or longer. I just let it do its update and never interrupt it, no matter how long it takes.

    Best Wishes, No Worries
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    03-03-2014 02:19 PM
  7. raxy21's Avatar
    Thank u everyone and last how to increase the battery life on surface pro 2 what all the settings should i change in power plan? I only use it for note taking during college so help me..

    Thank u
    03-04-2014 06:33 AM

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