Microsoft starts rolling out a new firmware and cumulative update for its latest Surface Pro devices. The new update simply called the August 12 (2017) update, brings forth several changes to improve the overall user experience. In addition, it also brings a new driver version to offer support for an upcoming product release, which possibly refers to the upcoming Fall Creators Update.
Technically speaking, the update enables support for Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework (DPTF) Processor Participant, Power Particpant and Generic Participant. It also updates processor mangement versions to 8.2.11004.3973.
Surface Pro users can install this update either downloading it automatically via Microsoft’s Windows Update, or by manually downloading and installing the update pack. That being said, not all users will receive the new cumulative update at the same time as the update is gradually rolling out in phases.
“When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time, but the update will be delivered to all devices. If you have not received the update, please manually check Windows Update later,” explains Microsoft.
As already mentioned, the update is only available for the newly launched Surface Pro devices. Users who wish to manually download and install the update are advised to reboot their systems so that all changes to take effect as they should.
Check out the full notes below:
- Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant – 8.2.11004.3973 enable support for Windows 10s.
- Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant – 8.2.11004.3973 enable support for Windows 10s.
- Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant – 8.2.11004.3973 enable support for Windows 10s.
- Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Manager – 8.2.11004.3973 adds support for an upcoming product release.