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Microsoft has released the July 2023 firmware updates for a bunch of Surface devices, including Surface Pro X, Surface Studio 2, and Studio 2 Plus. As you’d expect, the latest firmware updates don’t add any new features but come with fixes and improvements. The firmware updates are still very important for your Surface devices, nonetheless.
As for what’s new in the July firmware version, Surface Studio 2 Plus devices are getting fixes for potential security vulnerabilities, though the official changelog doesn’t give us any specifics about the vulnerabilities. Other than that, the firmware update also enables support for new docking accessories. If you own Surface Studio, your device should run Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Version 20H1 or greater, to get the latest firmware update, while Surface Studio 2 Plus devices need to be on Windows 11 Update, Version 22H2, or greater.
Surface Pro X has three variants: WiFi, the one with an SQ1 chip, and the latest SQ2. All three variants have received the July 2023 firmware update. The Surface Pro X (Wi-Fi) devices are getting fixes for camera start issues and stability improvements. The other two variants have also received a bunch of fixes and improvements with the update. The changes are as follows:
- Resolves camera start issue, and improves stability.
- Addresses 3rd party application performance.
- Improves fingerprint recognition.
- Enables support for new docking accessories.
- Improves Surface Dock2 stability.
Surface Pro X with SQ1 and SQ2 chips needs to be on Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Version 20H1, or greater, to get the firmware update. On the other hand, the Surface Pro X WiFi variant needs to be on Windows 11 October 2021 Updates, Version 21H2, or greater, to get the update.
As a reminder, the July 2023 firmware updates are rolling out in a phased manner, meaning you may or may not get the update today. If you are not getting it even after meeting the software requirement, you should wait until it becomes available for your device. To install the latest firmware update on your Surface device, open the Settings app, click Windows Update, and then click Check for updates. You will need to restart your device to complete the installation process.