Microsoft rolls out Surface Pro 2 firmware fix

Microsoft has issued a fix for Surface Pro 2 users affected by last year’s faulty update.

Surface Pro 2 users will be pleased to hear that Microsoft has issued a new firmware update addressing the problems caused by the December 2013 patch.

(Credit: CNET)

Last year Microsoft pulled a firmware update for the Surface Pro 2 after reports it was creating power management issues, including stopping the device from charging fully. At the time, Microsoft said it would deliver a fix for people who had installed the update “after the holidays”.

It seems that the fix has now begun its roll out. Our colleague Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet received the following statement from Microsoft:

This weekend we released an update that addresses the unexpected wake and battery drain behaviour experienced by a small number of Surface Pro 2 customers who installed the December Windows Update. This should have no impact on customers who had not received the December update. We are working hard to deliver the rest of the December update to those customers who had not received it prior to it being removed from distribution.

So if you didn't install the December update, you won’t get this one. You should, however, see a reworked, safe version of last year’s firmware patch soon.

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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.


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