Surface Pro 3 Firmware April,2017 Released

 

April 20 release

You can get the following update either via Windows Update automatically or You can also install updates manually:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo, and select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Select Check for updates. If updates are available, they will install automatically.
Step 3: You may need to restart your Surface after the updates have installed.

 

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 3 devices:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface Firmware 38.12.70.0

Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware

  • 38.12.70.0 improves system stability and performance when you change between power states.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16179

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16179 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and  Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15205 to Insiders in the Fast ring.

What’s New in Build 16179 For PC

Revert VM: Continuing our theme of simplifying Hyper-V for developers on Windows 10 , introducing automatic checkpoints so that you’ll always be able to undo a mistake in your virtual machine – you can now always revert to the last time you started a virtual machine.

Introducing Power Throttling*: You may remember some of the power experiments we did back in January with Build 15002. Power Throttling was one of those experiments, and showed to have up to 11% savings in CPU power consumption for some of the most strenuous use cases. So, we are turning this on for everyone starting with last week’s build. Check out our complete blog post on this for more details!

*Power throttling is a temporary working name for this feature and may change before the release of the next Windows 10 update.

Details here:

Windows Blog

 

f.lux Beta way better than Windows 10 Night Light

Microsoft’s Night Light icon is not available in Taskbar but f.lux beta icon sits nicely in Taskbar. Very handy feature.

Microsoft’s Night Light feature is not location enabled. So you need to set it either Sunset to Sunrise or, you have to schedule the timings.

On the other hand f.lux gets all the information via location. It can detect if the Sun has really set, can detect how long ago it has set and when it will rise. It shows the exact latitude and longitude -it gets this information via default geo-location (if enabled) also when you put zip or PIN code during configuration. You can set your earliest wake time.

Plenty of features and options are there. If you click the three lines you will find those -eg. backwards alarm clock, wider slider ranges ,usage of hot keys, three mode transitions-slow, medium and very fast. You can also adjust connected lighting. There are movie mode and dark room modes also.

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Download f.lux beta

 

How To Get Windows 10 Creator Update Before 11th April,2017

Microsoft will release Windows 10 Creator Update on 11th April,2017. But if you like to grab it right now then you can easily do that.

Steps to follow:

 

Updated to Windows 10 Build 15063.14 By Installing KB4016252

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems (KB4016252) is responsible for updating OS to 15063.14.

KB4016252 and can be downloaded by users running Fast ring builds.

What does it fix:

  1. fixed an issue where printer connections from clients running older versions of Windows (V3-XPS-based-drivers) failed to connect to clients running the Windows 10 Creators Update.
  2. fixed an issue where on some devices like the Surface Pro 3, the Windows audio device graph isolation would max out CPU utilization due to being stuck in an endless loop due to defective Realtek APOs.
  3. it fixed an issue where non-responsive processes would suspend after waking a device.

Updating To 15063.11

I have just installed KB4016250 and it updated my OS to version 1703 Build 15063.11.

What did this KB fix?

” We fixed an issue where on Surface devices, Bluetooth radio fails to re-enumerate during hibernate/resume.
We fixed an issue with McAfee Enterprise to prevent a system crash when the product driver is installed on build 15060 configured with Device Guard.”

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How to get ?

KB4016250 is available on Windows update for both Slow and Fast ring Windows Insiders.