Microsoft starts rolling out the first firmware and driver update for its newly launched Surface Laptop devices. However, there is no official changelog about the new update. That being said, sources do suggest that the new cumulative update version 17.030.08 brings some key changes and improvements.

Users can download the update automatically via Microsoft’s Windows Update service. That said, you might have to wait for the update to arrive on your device.

As is the usually the case with cumulative updates, even this one is rolling out in stages in stages. Therefore, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but it’ll be available on all devices eventually. If you haven’t received an update, just select the Start button, then go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.

Users also have the option to manually apply the update by downloading the MSI file, and follow the instructions below:

  • Save the downloaded MSI file on easily accessible location such as your desktop or Downloads folder.
  • Double click on the downloaded file, and allow Windows to run the file if required.
  • Go through the EULA (End User License Agreement) and click ‘agree’ to begin the installation process.
  • Make sure you follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Once complete, close the installation wizard and reboot your system to ensure that changes take effect.

It’s also worth noting that this patch update is only aimed at Surface Laptop running Windows 10 OS. If you decide to upgrade, you cannot revert to an earlier version of the OS.

To recall, the much-anticipated Microsoft Surface Laptop was officially unveiled back in June this year by the company’s devices chief Panas Panay, at an event in New York. The new Surface Laptop is built to take on the likes of Apple’s MacBook range given the kind of hardware and price tag it comes with. Unlike the Surface 2-in-1 which happens to be a hybrid device, the new Surface Laptop sports a clamshell which makes it a standard laptop.