Microsoft has released the April 2023 firmware update for another Surface device. This time, second-generation Surface Go owners can download a fresh set of drivers and under-the-hood improvements. Unfortunately, for a regular user, the April 2023 update won’t look interesting as it only brings support for the Windows 11 Autopilot management feature.
For those unfamiliar, Windows Autopilot is a cloud-based tool that helps IT admins deploy, manage, reset, or recycle Windows-based devices. This ensures that the end user gets a fully configured device with all necessary settings, policies and applications. You can learn more about Windows Autopilot. In official documents.
What’s new in the Surface DEVICE MMMM YYYY firmware update?
- This update enables Windows 11 Autopilot management functionality.
Here is the list of new drivers:
|The name of the Windows Update
|Windows Device Manager
|Level – Security – 22.214.171.124
|Surface Trusted Platform Module 2.0 – Security Devices
|Level – Firmware – 126.96.36.199
|Level UEFI – Firmware
Here is additional information about the release:
|All Surface Go 2 variants
|Supported Windows versions
|Windows 10 version 20H2 and later
Windows 11 version 21H2 and later
|How to get updates
Surface Support website
If your Surface Go 2 turns on and you see a black screen that says “No Bootable Device,” see Surface Go or Surface 2 turns on and shows “Not a bootable device.”“
|There are no known issues with this update.
|Up to device support
|December 30, 2024 (firmware updates)
Microsoft’s entry-level tablet lineup consists of devices based on Intel Pentium and Core m3/i3 processors. However, a recently published report suggests that the company is planning an ARM-based Surface Go “4”. The upcoming successor to the current Surface Go 3 will feature an SoC based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c lineup, offering similar performance with significant performance and battery life improvements. You can learn more about it in our dedicated post.