Updates for Surface Pro 3 (30 January 2017)


If you've subscribed to the Surface IT Pro Bulletin newsletter, you'll already know that we've just released new driver and firmware updates for Surface Pro 3 to Windows Update last night (If you're not currently subscribed, you can do so here). These updates include new drivers and firmware for Intel (R) HD Graphics Family, Intel(R) Display Audio, and Surface Pro UEFI that improve Miracast and docked video performance and system performance for the latest Windows versions. These driver and firmware updates are also now available for download from the Surface Pro 3 Drivers and Firmware page in the Microsoft Download Center.

The updates are available both in ZIP and MSI format. Click Download and select one or both of the following files, according to the format that fits your needs:

  • SurfacePro3_Win10_1700802_1.msi
  • SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1700802_0.zip
  • SurfacePro3_Win10_10240_1700802_0.zip

Note: In this release you'll note that there are two ZIP files available, each with a Windows 10 build number in the file name following Win10. These build numbers represent the minimum build of Windows 10 required to install the drivers and firmware contained within that ZIP file.

For your reference, here is a full list of the driver versions that are updated in this release and the improvements they provide:

  • Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (v20.19.15.4568) improves Miracast and docked video performance.
  • Intel(R) Display Audio (v6.16.00.3197) improves Miracast and docked video performance.
  • Surface Pro UEFI (v3.11.2050.0) improves system performance for the latest Windows versions.
Comments (5)

  1. Gregory Scott says:

    since the 1/30/2017 firmware update on SurfacePro3 at boot “Preparing Bitlocker Recovery” appears. I enter the 48 recovery key, Surface says key accepted and requests me to click Restart button. System starts normally. THIS OCCURS at attempted start EVERY DAY

  2. Dave Sippel says:

    My 1/30/17 update seems to be failing or maybe just reoccurring. It has installed four times and restarted every time. It is still showing as a current update that needs to be installed. I’m not sure why that update seems to want to load over and over again.

  3. David Sippel says:

    Mine is constantly in an update loop. It has downloaded this update seven times. Installed and restarted too. It’s frustrating being constantly told there is an update that must be installed. You do it, and the same update just pops up again in less than 5 minutes.

  4. Leo says:

    Why don’t they have a release date attached to the file name? Right now, I can’t even find “SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1700802_0.zip” in the list. There is a higher number now, “SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1701602_1.zip” but I don’t know if that is newer or older. Not sure what to download and Microsoft wants me to pay $30 to speak with them over the phone…

    1. Surface driver file names are named using the following convention:

      SurfaceDevice_WindowsVersion_MinimumWindowsBuildNumber_DriverReleaseNumber_UploadNumber

      DriverReleaseNumber increases with each release. As such SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1701602_1.zip is more recent and supersedes SurfacePro3_Win10_14393_1700802_0.zip

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