Updates keep your Surface performing its best. Along with software updates for Windows 10 or Windows 11, it's important to make hardware updates, also known as updates for drivers and firmware.
In this article, you'll find the steps to prepare your Surface before updating and then you'll learn about the update options:
Manually update Surface drivers and firmware (Advanced)
You'll find the links for drivers after choosing your Surface model in the dropdown list in this section.
Note: If you prefer to see links for drivers in a table format, you can find that in Manage and deploy Surface driver and firmware updates. You'll find direct links to downloadable packages that contain driver and firmware updates for Surface devices.
Prepare your Surface before updating
To prepare for updates:
Attach your Surface Type Cover or Surface Dock (if you have one) so it gets the latest updates, too.
Make sure you have an internet connection.
Plug your Surface into an outlet and make sure it's charged to at least 40 percent before installing updates. Keep your Surface plugged in and turned on while it's updating.
Automatically update Windows 10, Windows 11, and Surface drivers and firmware
After following the preparation steps, see Update Windows to learn how to check for updates and install them. Or select the Check for Windows updates button below to open Windows Update in Settings.
Note: If you have trouble, see Trouble installing Surface and Windows updates? If you install an update and then realize you need to remove the update or revert to a previous version of Windows, see Recovery options in Windows.
After the updates have finished installing, we recommend that you install all available optional updates. To install optional updates, go to the Search box in the taskbar, type View optional updates and select it from the list of results. If updates are available in Driver updates, ensure that all “Surface” named drivers have been installed.
Note: This video applies to Windows 10.
Manually update Surface drivers and firmware
Manual updates are useful if you need to update an offline device, update many devices that are all the same model, or if you’re creating system images for your organization.
First, you'll need some info about your device:
Surface model—If you don't know your Surface model, select the search box on the taskbar and type Surface, select the Surface app from the menu, then select Your Surface or Device information . If you don't have the Surface app, you can download it from the Microsoft Store or you can find the model information in Settings or System Information.
Windows version—To find out which version and build of Windows you're using, select Start > Settings > System > About , then look under Windows Specifications to find your operating system version and OS build number.
Open About settings
Now you're ready to start the manual update.
To find the link for the driver you need, select the dropdown list below and then scroll through it to find the type of Surface you have. After you've selected it, you'll see the available links for that type of Surface device model. Select the link for your model to get the latest firmware and drivers for sound, display, ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
Surface Book 3
Surface Book 2
Surface Dock and Surface Dock 2
For more info, go to Update Surface Dock.
Surface Go 3
Surface Go 2 and Surface Go 2 LTE
Surface Go with LTE Advanced
*.msi files won't work for Windows 10 in S Mode.
Surface Hub 2
For more info, go to Manage and deploy Surface driver and firmware updates.
Surface Laptop Studio
Surface Laptop Go
Surface Laptop 4 with Intel Processor
Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Processor
Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Processor
Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Processor
Surface Laptop 2
Surface Laptop (1st Gen)
Surface Pro X
Use Windows Update to keep your Surface Pro X drivers and firmware up to date. Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update . Commercial customers can learn more about servicing Pro X at Deploying, managing, and servicing Surface Pro X.
Surface Pro 8
Surface Pro 7+ and Surface Pro 7+ LTE
Surface Pro 7
Surface Pro 6
Surface Pro with LTE Advanced
Surface Pro (5th Gen)
Surface Pro 4
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 2
Surface Studio 2
Surface Studio (1st Gen)
Surface 3 (Wi-Fi)
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface 3 (Verizon 4G LTE)
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) outside of North America
Other Surface model
If your Surface isn’t listed above—for example, if you have an older product like Surface RT—that means .msi update files are not currently available for that device. We recommend connecting to Windows Update to update those Surface models. Here’s how:
Select Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update .
Select Check for updates. If updates are available, they will install automatically. You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.
Check for Windows updates
On the Download Center details page, select Download.
If multiple downloads are available and you want to update your Surface with the latest drivers and firmware from the Download Center, select the .msi file name that matches your Surface model and version of Windows. For example:
To update a Surface Pro 7 with build 19041 of Windows 10, choose SurfacePro7_Win10_19041_22.011.9935.0.msi.
To update a Surface Pro 7 with build 22000 of Windows 11, choose SurfacePro7_Win11_22000_22.011.9935.0.msi.
Note: If there isn’t an .msi file that corresponds to the Windows build you have installed, select the .msi file that's closest to (but still lower than) your build number.
For more info about the Surface MSI naming convention, see Manage and deploy Surface driver and firmware updates.
If you’re an IT professional and you're preparing or updating custom Windows images for your Surface devices, see Manage and deploy Surface driver and firmware updates.
If you want to update your Surface to fix a problem, we recommend using the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit. It updates your Surface, then runs a series of tests to determine if it's working as expected.