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Microsoft fixes Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 screen flickering

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Microsoft has rolled out a firmware update for its new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 that promises to fix a screen flickering issue that has been plaguing some users since launch. The release also updates a number of drivers for audio, the Surface Pen, and more.

Microsoft released a series of fixes for both the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 in late October, but an issue introduced with one of the first software updates, which caused displays to flicker persistently, was not addresses. Now it finally has been.

Here are the release notes for both firmware updates, courtesy of Microsoft-News.

Surface Pro 4:

  • HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
  • Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v103.855.257.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver update (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.

Surface Book:

  • HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4308) addresses some display issues, including some scenarios that result in screen flickering.
  • Display audio driver update (v8.20.0.659) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
  • Surface Embedded Controller Firmware update (v88.855.257.0) improves system stability.
  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware update (v88.853.258.0) improves the keyboard and trackpad experience.
  • Surface Pen Settings driver (v10.0.302.0) adds support for future functionality on Windows 10.

If you haven’t already received these updates on your Surface device, simply look for them within the Windows Update section of the Settings app.

Microsoft-News

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