Microsoft Releases Tweaks, Performance Update For Surface

Microsoft has released a firmware update for the Surface RT tablet that improves the device's performance.

In addition to the launch of Windows 8's first critical security patches, the software firm has issued a system firmware update for Surface RT, as well as Windows RT operating system updates.

The fixes, which are listed under a "cumulative update", includes performance improvements "when you wake the computer and when the computer is asleep, in order to improve battery life". A separate patch also fixes "an issue that may prevent Windows Store Apps from being installed fully."

While initial reviews of Surface mentioned the tablet could be slow at times, reports are suggesting that the update in question improves application launch times. Apps apparently launch around two seconds faster than before.

However, the update seems to failed to address an audio stuttering issue with Surface RT.

 

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  • Just launch the Surface Pro with the x86 architecture already.....so many of us want it....
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  • Just launch the Surface Pro with the x86 architecture already.....so many of us want it....
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  • Wow 331.5mb of updates for Windows 8 Pro. KB2769165 weighing in at 163.3mb and KB2770917 at 142.9mb plus numerous normal size ones. Pretty big Microsoft!
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  • yay for updates! On the one hand it is good to know that I am being kept up to date, while on the other hand I fear reinstalling the system down the road...
    My winXP and win7 discs are both launch discs.... and oh boy, the updates after a clean install take FOREVER!
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