Surface Pro 7+ on wooden deck

Amidst all the buzz that has been happening around the announcement of Windows 11 and all the things surrounding it, the June 2021 firmware updates of Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 and 7+ devices got swept away a bit. For those wondering if they can run Windows 11 on Surface Pro 7 hardware, we talk about it towards the end of the article; but first, we discuss the June 2021 firmware. The update brings several critical security patches along with other fixes too.

The list is given below:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update

Intel – Net – 22.40.0.7

Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz – Network adapters

22.40.0.7

  • Improves Wi-Fi connection reliability.

Intel – Bluetooth – 22.40.0.2

Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth – Bluetooth

22.40.0.2

  • Improves BT connection reliability.

Surface – Extension – 3.329.137.0

Surface Touch Pen Processor

3.329.137.0

  • Improves Pen and Touch stability.

Surface – Firmware – 9.107.140.0 Surface UEFI – Firmware

9.107.140.0

  • Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.

Surface – Firmware - 13.0.1763.5

Surface ME – Firmware

13.0.1763.5

  • Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.

Intel – System – 2102.100.0.1044

Intel(R) Management Engine Interface – System devices

2102.100.0.1044

  • Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.

Intel – Software Component – 1.62.321.1

Intel(R) ICLS Client – Software devices

1.62.321.1

  • Addresses critical security vulnerability and improves system stability.

Surface Pro 7 and 7+ users can head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to download the latest firmware updates. Do note that Microsoft seeds firmware updates in batches so you may not see the new updates right away. Alternatively, you can manually download and install the latest firmware and driver package from here. The latest updates are available for users running Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) or newer. You can view the update history page for the Surface Pro 7 here and the Pro 7+ here.

The Surface Pro 7 and the 7+ feature Intel's 10th Gen and 11th Gen chip respectively, and are compatible with Windows 11 according to Microsoft's official CPU compatibility list. The two devices also fulfill the TPM criteria as they respectively carry the necessary fTPM and TPM 2.0 chip. Interestingly, we did learn yesterday that the TPM requirement could also be removed under certain "special" cases.