Microsoft has made available the download links for the October 2018 cumulative firmware and driver update packages targeted at its Surface Studio devices, which improves system stability and resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Security Advisory 180012 and 180013.
Specifically speaking, this update installs new Surface ME Firmware (22.214.171.12448) and Intel MEI (126.96.36.1997) versions to enhance stability, as well as the 118.2311.770.0 Surface UEFI Firmware variant for improved security.
In addition to that, the producer’s package applies Surface Pen System Firmware 188.8.131.52 and Surface Pen Human Interface Devices 184.108.40.206 to enhance ink on hover threshold, and the 220.127.116.11 Xbox Wireless Adapter driver 18.104.22.168 to improve reliability for these adapters.
As for installation, know that this task can be carried out either automatically via Microsoft’s Windows Update service or manually by downloading and installing the package.
If the first method is desired, take into account that not all Surface owners will receive this new firmware at the same time, and you might need to wait for this release to reach your tablet. As for the other method, simply save the package, run it, and install all files on your device.
However, do not forget that the present firmware is only targeted at the Surface Studio systems. Also, it would be a good idea to reboot your device manually (if not requested automatically), to ensure all changes take effect properly.
That said, download Microsoft Surface Studio Firmware October 2018, apply it, and regularly check our website to be aware when a newer version is available.