This is the time that your Surface will receive driver updates

Until now, Microsoft had not disclosed the support cycle for Surface devices. As with any other Windows 10 laptop or PC, Surface receives UEFI, firmware, and driver updates for optimal performance after each operating system update. However, until now it was unknown how long this support lasted.

In the world of Windows 10 the Lifecycle The manufacturer’s name is not usually decisive, since most updates can be made from the manufacturer’s website for each component. In fact, very few manufacturers disclose the product life cycle.

When will my Surface stop receiving updates

Microsoft has sleepless End of support dates for Surface devices. It is surprising, for example, that the Surface Pro 3 receives firmware and driver updates until November 2021. This same date will be the end of support for more modern devices such as Surface Studio or Surface Laptop.

Device Release date End of support date
Surface RT October 26, 2012 April 11, 2017
Surface Pro February 9, 2013 April 11, 2017
Surface 2 October 22, 2013 April 10, 2018
Surface Pro 2 October 22, 2013 April 10, 2018
Surface Pro 3 June 20, 2014 November 13, 2021
Surface 3 May 5, 2015 November 13, 2021
Surface Book October 26, 2015 November 13, 2021
Surface Pro 4 October 26, 2015 November 13, 2021
Surface Book con Performance Base November 10, 2016 November 13, 2021
Surface Studio (1a gen) December 15, 2016 November 13, 2021
Surface Laptop (1a gen) June 14, 2017 November 13, 2021
Surface Pro (5a gen) June 15, 2017 November 13, 2021
Surface Book 2 November 17, 2017 November 17, 2021
Surface Pro LTE (Model 1807) December 1, 2017 December 1, 2021
Surface Go August 2, 2018 August 2, 2022
Surface Studio 2 Oct 2, 2018 October 2, 2022
Surface Laptop 2 Oct 16, 2018 October 16, 2022
Surface Pro 6 Oct 16, 2018 October 16, 2022
Surface Go con LTE Advanced 20 Nov 2018 November 20, 2022
Surface Laptop 3 Oct 22, 2019 October 22, 2023
Surface Pro 7 Oct 22, 2019 October 22, 2023
Surface Pro X November 5, 2019 November 5, 2023
Surface Go 2 May 6, 2020 May 6, 2024
Surface Book 3 May 26, 2020 May 26, 2024
Surface Pro X SQ2 October 13, 2020 October 13, 2024
Surface Laptop Go October 13, 2020 October 13, 2024

As we can see, Microsoft has decided to adopt a cadence of four year support cycle for the latest Surface devices. However, from Redmond they indicate that this period may be extended and that this change will be reflected before reaching the end of support date.

What happens when the device ends its support

When Surface devices end their support cycle, it doesn’t mean that the device is unusable, far from it. Simply, Stop receiving UEFI, firmware, and driver updates from Microsoft from Windows Update. Devices will continue to receive Windows 10 updates.

After support ends, if component manufacturers (such as Intel or AMD) continue to release driver updates, it will be possible to download them from their website. The only difference is that these drivers are not as optimized and it will be somewhat more difficult for the user to apply these updates.

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