Surface Pro 6 June Firmware Update

June 27 release

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 6 devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 or greater:

Windows Update History Name

Device Manager Name

Surface – Firmware – 234.2706.768.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 234.2706.768.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.

Firmware updates can’t be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

You will get this Firmware update via Windows Update.

After the updates are installed, restart your device to complete the installation process.

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Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update: June Update

June 27 release

The following updates are available for all Surface Pro 4 devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 or greater:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – Firmware – 108.2706.768.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

  • 108.2706.768.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.

Firmware updates can’t be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

You will get this update via Windows Update

Windows time is always ahead

Problem:

The system clock is always 3 hours ahead than the original time. How to fix?

Resolution:

  1. Open command prompt and ‘Run as Administrator’.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following commands one after the other:

    net stop w32time

    w32tm /unregister

    w32tm /register

    net start w32time

    w32tm /resync

3. Reboot.

If you find the timing is still wrong then again reboot and enter the BIOS. Here you check the time again. If the BIOS time is incorrect then replace CMOS Battery.

Fixing Wrong Timings in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build #18908

Problem:

After installing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build #18908 I found that the system timing is incorrect. It is much ahead than the real time.

Resolution:

  • In Start Search type Services and then hit the enter key.
  • Scroll down to Windows Time
  • Check if the service has stopped.
  • Double click on Windows Time service.
  • Now change the Startup type to Automatic.
  • Click on Start tab under Service status.
  • Click OK/Apply.
  • Now Right click on System clock and Date present on Taskbar.
  • Select Adjust date/time.
  • Now under Date & time make sure Set time automatically  and Set time zone automatically are On.
  • Finally click Sync now tab under Synchronize your clock to fix the problem.

 

 

Shall I defragmet my SSD?

Problem:

I am running Windows 10 Professional on my 256 GB SSD. I like to know whether I shall defrag the drive or not ?

Resolution:

In the past we used to go for defragmentation in order to so that files weren’t broken up across the surface of the disk, making the mechanical arm that reads the files able to access them faster.

But SSDs have different technology and they don’t have mechanical parts.Thus defragmenting an SSD will have absolutely no performance increase in fact it is not recommended.

 

Fixing The backup application could not start due to an internal error, Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Problem:

The user finds the following error when trying to backup:

The backup application could not start due to an internal error, Server execution failed (0x80080005).

Resolution:

Make sure the Volume Shadow Copy Service is running.

In Start Search type services.msc and hit the Enter key.

Scroll down to Volume Shadow Copy Service.

Right click on it’s Properties and make sure Start Up type is Manual and the Service is running.