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Surface Laptop and new Surface Pro pick up Windows Mixed Reality support with latest firmware updates

Microsoft has released new firmware updates for its Surface Laptop and latest Surface Pro this week. These new updates should bring performance, reliability and battery life improvements on both devices, but there are also a couple new drivers that will enable support for all Windows Mixed Reality features (via MSPoweruser).

According to Microsoft’s Surface Update History page, the new updates have been released yesterday, October 18 and you can read the full release notes below:

Surface Laptop

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters: 22.20.16.4749 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Surface Keyboard – Firmware: 135.1713.0.0 improves keyboard safe-mode experience.
  • Surface System Aggregator – Firmware: 135.1704.1.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Trackpad – Firmware: 2.122.2683.0.0 Improves two-finger scrolling.
  • Surface UEFI – Firmware: 136.1736.769.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Dock Integration – Human Interface Devices: 1.0.6.0 Improves Surface Dock stability.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless – AC Network Controller – Network adapters: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controller: 10.22.1.100 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Surface Storage Firmware Update – System device: 1.1.1199.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Integration Service Device – System device: 1.0.801.0 improves system stability.
  • Surface Integration – System device: 2.0.535.0 improves keyboard safe-mode experience.
  • Surface Dock Firmware Update – System device: 1.2.6.0 Improves Surface Dock update installation and DisplayPort stability.

Surface Pro

  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 – Display adapters: 22.20.16.4749 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device – Human Interface Devices: 1.2.0.92 improves battery life by disabling touch while TypeCover lid is closed.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless – AC Network Controller – Network adapters: 15.68.9120.47 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio – Sound, video and game controller: 10.22.1.100 required to support Windows Mixed Reality features.

You can download these latest driver updates by checking Windows Update on your Surface Laptop or new Surface Pro, and you don’t need to install the Fall Creators Update first. Let us know in the comments if you notice any improvements after installing these new drivers.

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How is your experience after installing these new drivers?