Updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 (05 April 2017)


Today we’ve released updated drivers for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. These include new driver updates for the Surface System Aggregator, Surface Integration, and the Intel(R) Precise Touch Device on Surface Book with the Windows 10 Creators Update installed, and Surface System Aggregator, Surface Integration, and the Intel (R) Precise Touch Device on Surface Pro 4 with the Windows 10 Creators Update installed. These updates resolve screen brightness issues when the device comes out of sleep, provide improvement to system stability, and adjust system hibernation defaults.

For Surface Book, the updates are available in MSI and ZIP format from the Surface Book Drivers and Firmware Page in the Microsoft Download Center. Click Download to download the following files:

  • SurfaceBook_Win10_15063_1701600_0.msi
  • SurfaceBook_Win10_15063_1701600_0.zip

For Surface Pro 4, the updates are available in MSI and ZIP formats from the Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware Page in the Microsoft Download Center. Click Download to download the following files:

  • SurfacePro4_Win10_15063_1701601_0.msi
  • SurfacePro4_Win10_15063_1701601_0.zip

Note: The drivers in these releases are applicable only to Windows 10 Creators Update. As such, on the download pages you will notice that there are two ZIP files and two MSI for Windows 10. Each of these files includes in the name a Windows 10 build number indicating the minimum supported build required to install the drivers and firmware contained within. For example, to install the drivers contained in SurfaceBook_Win10_15063_1701600_0.msi you must have Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703) or newer installed on your Surface Book device. You can find a list of the build numbers for each version of Windows 10 in Windows 10 release information. Files that do not contain a build number in their name are applicable to all versions of Windows 10.

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

Surface Book:

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware (v90.1610.256.0) resolves screen brightness issue when devices come out of sleep.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device (v1.2.0.83) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface Integration (v1.1.328.0) adjusts system hibernation defaults.

Surface Pro 4

  • Surface System Aggregator Firmware (v103.1610.256.0) resolves screen brightness issue when devices come out of sleep.
  • Intel(R) Precise Touch Device (v1.2.0.83) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface Integration (v1.1.121.0) adjusts system hibernation defaults.

Comments (9)

  1. Myron A. Semack says:

    When I try to install SurfaceBook_Win10_15063_1701600_0.msi it fails with an error:

    “A newer version of SurfaceBook Update 17_016_00 (64 bit) is already installed.”

    I have the previous version of the MSI (17.010.00.0) installed, but that is definitely NOT a newer version, so I am not sure why I am getting this error.

    1. What version or build of Windows 10 is running on your device? This update requires Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703 or Build 15063) to install. The previous driver pack, for Surface Book that is SurfaceBook_Win10_1701000_0.msi, is the most recent driver release for Windows 10 RTM (Version 1507 or Build 10240), November Update (Version 1511 or Build 10586), or Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607 or Build 14393).

    2. Brian says:

      You must remove the older Surface Platform Installer first as it is a 32 bit application and cannot be upgraded by the new version. The “newer version installed” error is a misnomer and means someone at MS didn’t properly set up error handling in the installer.

    3. Tomasz Janowiak says:

      have same error
      I have Creators Update installed though
      however I managed to extract drivers manually and install them without MSI

  2. James says:

    Getting an error when trying to install the MSI

    **** a newer version of SurfaceBook Update 17_016_00 (64 bit) is already installed.

  3. Myron A. Semack says:

    So you don’t want any business users who are on CBB to use Surface devices then?

  4. Leon Hament says:

    The same issue as Myron. All Surface Pro 4 devices have been provisioned with the previous version while on 1607. But after the upgrade to 1703 the new version fails with the error:
    “A newer version of SurfacePro4 Update 17_016_01 (64 bit) is already installed.”

  5. Brian B says:

    I’ll try again to post a comment here…

    The issue with this installer is that the “old” version of update platform is a 32-bit application, sitting in the “Program Files (x86)” folder. I do not know why the “new” installer detects the “old” version as NEWER, but it’s likely just poor error handling on the installer’s part.

    Anyway, uninstalling the old version and installing the new one is the answer. Uninstall, reboot, install, reboot, then run the package installer EXE in the new “Program Files” directory it creates, and reboot.

    1. James says:

      Looks like this still hasn’t been resolved in 150603_1702000_0 either. Same issue.

      This was on a Win10 1511 machine that was just updated to 1703 and I attempted to run the latest firmware on it.

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