11-16-2012 04:45 PM
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  1. Dos101's Avatar
    Just checked or updates and there are 7 (104MB I think). Noticed one was a firmware update as well. I know most of the updates are security-related, but maybe they snuck in a performance update or two?
    11-13-2012 02:32 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    maybe they snuck in a performance update or two?
    They did: Microsoft News | Patch Tuesday pushes out 7 updates to the Surface, including a performance update. Let us know if you notice any positive changes.
    11-13-2012 02:37 PM
  3. inteller's Avatar
    firmware update will most likely be related to power.
    11-13-2012 02:37 PM
  4. Dos101's Avatar
    Will do. Rebooted and installing updates. It's sure taking it's sweet time though.
    11-13-2012 02:39 PM
  5. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    Will do. Rebooted and installing updates. It's sure taking it's sweet time though.
    Mine's downloading now.
    11-13-2012 03:34 PM
  6. Dos101's Avatar
    So far it feels a little snappier opening apps. The biggest thing for me is that, before the updates, when I would reboot or do a cold boot, after I log in I would need to wait 10-20 seconds for the touchscreen to be responsive. Now it's instantly responsive after I log in. Will see if battery life has improved in the next few days.
    11-13-2012 05:43 PM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    Wow they have done -something- responsiveness to touch in IE in particular is VASTLY improved, and I thought it was fine to begin with. I haven't had a chance to test a lot of other things but it seems like they have improved touch responsiveness.
    11-13-2012 05:48 PM
  8. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    Wow they have done -something- responsiveness to touch in IE in particular is VASTLY improved, and I thought it was fine to begin with. I haven't had a chance to test a lot of other things but it seems like they have improved touch responsiveness.
    I was just about to start a thread about this!! IE 10 has gotten a lot faster!! One particular thing I noticed is that I can now click links before the page finishes loading, I couldn't do that before, now its that much faster. The rendering is also much improved... sites pop up much faster now...
    11-13-2012 05:55 PM
  9. inteller's Avatar
    This site in particular is faster
    11-13-2012 06:26 PM
  10. theefman's Avatar
    Thanks for the updates. Any Vivo RT users install yet? Just got home and installing updates on my x86, not expecting performance increases but would be interesting to see if it also does something here.
    11-13-2012 08:00 PM
  11. inteller's Avatar
    i think most of the updates on the x86 side were for security. And you may not get the firmware for the Asus since that is hardware related. Microsoft seems to have devised better touchscreen drivers.

    every Surface owner NEEDS to get these patches ASAP, it has improved the performance of my Surface, and I thought it was good to begin with, this raises the bar!
    11-13-2012 08:08 PM
  12. jonldevries's Avatar
    Yeah apps load faster, and the back swipe seems faster. Odd that it wasn't an app update but a firmware.

    I was also wondering if it is louder but it could be just me.
    11-13-2012 08:28 PM
  13. ZombieBacchus's Avatar
    The update has definitely improved performance. Apps launch quicker and IE is much improved. Pretty sweet update. Hopefully they will keep these kinds of performance updates coming every month!
    11-13-2012 08:49 PM
  14. nuprotocol's Avatar
    I'm blown away with how fast IE is now and overall performance. I guess this comes when the company is software first, hardware second.
    11-13-2012 09:51 PM
  15. nuprotocol's Avatar
    My brightness is also now blinding. Any of you notice that as well?
    11-13-2012 09:55 PM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    Everything is more fluid. Snapping during multitasking, closing apps, changing apps.

    I haven't found much speed difference besides going back in the browser though
    11-13-2012 09:59 PM
  17. inteller's Avatar
    really this update is so epic, Microsoft needs to be shipping them like this from the factory now.
    11-13-2012 10:04 PM
  18. berty6294's Avatar
    Okay I lied, changing orientation is faster and smoother, and yeh a lot of apps are significantly faster! Especially the people app!!
    11-13-2012 10:13 PM
  19. the_thunderbird's Avatar
    I will add a borderline useless "I agree" post to this thread. Those latest salvo of updates really improved performance. I was already pretty satisfied! IE 10 is a lot better. Very nice.
    11-13-2012 10:59 PM
  20. NickA's Avatar
    I'm blown away with how fast IE is now and overall performance. I guess this comes when the company is software first, hardware second.
    I will add a borderline useless "I agree" post to this thread. Those latest salvo of updates really improved performance. I was already pretty satisfied! IE 10 is a lot better. Very nice.
    What the heck, I'll add my useless post as well.

    I'm really happy with how IE handles going back a page now. It was painful before when swiping back. And the sites that either used to hang or crash the browser now load quick and with no issues.
    11-13-2012 11:03 PM
  21. snailium's Avatar
    has any one experienced explorer crash?

    it crashes for me every time I launch a new metro app, and every time I bring charm out on desktop mode
    11-14-2012 01:03 AM
  22. eimoaotl's Avatar
    has any one experienced explorer crash?

    it crashes for me every time I launch a new metro app, and every time I bring charm out on desktop mode
    No problems here for me with this. Have you tried rebooting?

    I echo what everyone else has said - great update, ie10 is much faster. I am very happy.
    11-14-2012 01:07 AM
  23. dark.davy's Avatar
    Can any one try pinging their machine after the patch? And if you had created network file shares, try and access them from a remote machine?

    I was messing around and never getting any echos back.
    It seems my icmp echo was switched off after the update in the firewall.

    Also none of my Shares worked. Had to remake them all.
    11-14-2012 02:06 AM
  24. snailium's Avatar
    No problems here for me with this. Have you tried rebooting?

    I echo what everyone else has said - great update, ie10 is much faster. I am very happy.
    The first thing I tried is rebooting surface. But still crashes.

    Anyway, I've 'send information to Microsoft', hope they can fix the problem soon
    11-14-2012 02:16 AM
  25. blahdre's Avatar
    anyone having issues downloading the update? i've been trying for the past hour and the bar hasn't moved past 0%
    11-14-2012 02:55 AM
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