July 2016 firmware update for Surface 3

[German]Microsoft has released recently a few firmware updates for Surface tablet PCs. Currently a July 2016 firmware update for Surface 3 is in preparation.


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The firmware update shall improve battery usage, reliability, camera, sensors and UEFI. The Update History page still doesn’t give a clue about this update. But there is a Technet article from Juli 19, 2016 with a few hints.

Surface 3
(Surface 3, Source: Microsoft)

Currently it seems, that the firmware update isn’t available via Windows Update, but should be arrive in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 within a few days. Downloading the zip archive files from the following links is possible.

Surface 3 Wi-Fi
Surface 3 LTE

After unzipping the archive files, the following drivers and firmware packages are available.


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Windows 10

  • Surface Pen Settings (v12.0.303.1) enhances pen setting driver stability and prepares for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
  • Surface Platform Power Driver (v2.1.65.1) improves battery charging.
  • Intel(R) AVStream Camera (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Microsoft Camera Front (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Microsoft Camera Rear (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2401 (v21.10586.6053.549) improves reliability of the Camera.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware (v1.0.52500.0) improve proximity sensor for cellular and wifi.
  • Surface UEFI (v1.51116.178.0) adds Commercial UEFI features and fixes for OSK.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics (v20.19.15.4424) improves system performance in some applications.

Windows 8.1

  • Surface Platform Power Driver (v2.1.65.1) improves battery charging.
  • Intel(R) USB 3.0 Host Controller Adaptation Driver (v603.9600.2588.2097) fixes USB Device enumeration coming out of CS.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware (v1.0.52500.0) improves proximity sensor for cellular and wifi.
  • Surface UEFI (v1.51116.178.0) adds commercial UEFI features and fixes for OSK.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics (v20.19.15.4424) improves system performance in some applications.

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1 Response to July 2016 firmware update for Surface 3

  1. Günter Born says:

    Addendum: Some users informed me, that the firmware update was installed yesterday via Windows Update

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