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.

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:

 

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.

Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware Update:7th March,2017

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  • Surface UEFI (v106.1427.768.0) improves system stability and performance.
  • Surface Display (v1.0.6.1) updates the display panel driver.
  • Surface NVM Express Controller (v11.0.0.1) improves storage performance.
  • Intel(R) Management Engine Interface (v11.6.0.1042) improves system stability on startup.

Download

Surface Book Firmware and Drivers updates are also available for download

More details:

 

Remote Desktop greyed out in Windows 10

Problem:

After a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 1607 I am finding the Remote Desktop settings are greyed out, I can’t change the settings.

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Resolution:

In the Star Search type in gpedit.msc and hit the Enter key.

Now open:

Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services >  Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections

In the right-pane, double-click Allow users to connect remotely using Terminal Services, set it to Not configured.