Surface Go 2 and Book 3 get new firmware updates with performance and stability improvements

Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has released a handful of firmware updates for the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 devices. These updates address a series of issues and primarily focus on the stability and security of both devices.

For Surface Go 2 owners, these updates should address some potential security vulnerabilities as well as help to improve Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) performance. You can check out the full changelog below:

  • Surface – Firmware – Surface UEFI – Firmware
  • Surface – Firmware – Surface ME – Firmware
  • Intel – System devices – 2102.100.0.1044: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System devices
  • Intel – Software devices – 1.62.321.1: Intel(R) ICLS Client – Software devices

If you have a Surface Book 3 device, the latest batch of firmware updates brings enhancements to USBC performance and overall system stability. The firmware updates also aim to addresses critical security issues, and you can get more details in the full release notes below:

  • Surface – Firmware – Surface UEFI – Firmware
  • Surface – Firmware – 13.0.1763.6: Surface ME – Firmware
  • Surface – Firmware – Surface SMF- Firmware
  • Surface – System devices – Surface Integration Service Device – System devices
  • Surface – System devices – Surface SMF Core Driver – System devices

As always, the September 2021 firmware updates are rolling out in stages, so don’t worry if you’re not seeing them immediately in Windows Update. In case you missed it, the first-generation Surface Go saw a similar security update just last month. Some other Surface devices, including the Surface Book 2, Laptop 3, and Pro 4, also received their own set of updates in August.