Surface driver and firmware lifecycle for Windows-based devices
In response to requests from customers for more detailed lifecycle information to help plan and manage hardware and software deployments, Surface is offering more guidance on our driver and firmware updates.
This lifecycle policy covers drivers and firmware releases for Windows-based Surface devices. The lifecycle begins when a device is first released and concludes when Surface ceases publication of drivers and firmware updates on the End of Servicing date. The following sections define the lifecycle policy and End of Servicing dates.
Surface driver and firmware support lifecycle
The Surface Driver and Firmware Lifecycle has two parts:
- The driver and firmware-support period for a device.
- The support provided for OS versions during that period.
Device support period. The device support period defines the period during which Surface will support driver and firmware updates for a device. The Device Support Period starts when a device is released. Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for at least 4 years from when the device was first released. In cases where the support duration is longer than 4 years, an updated end of servicing date will be published in advance of the date of last servicing.
OS version support. OS version support defines the operating system versions supported by Surface during the device support period. Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for Windows OS versions released in the prior 30 months. Surface won't support Windows OS versions earlier than the OS versions supported at device release. For the minimum supported OS version of your Surface device, see Surface supported operating systems.
Once the device support period is concluded at the End of Servicing Date, devices will continue to receive Windows OS feature and security updates in accordance with the Windows Lifecycle Policy as described on the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy support page.
Surface driver and firmware servicing dates
The following table lists the release date and End of Servicing date for each Surface device with a defined Driver and Firmware Lifecycle policy:
|Device||Release Date||End of Servicing Date|
|Surface RT1||October 26, 2012||April 11, 2017|
|Surface Pro1||February 9, 2013||April 11, 2017|
|Surface 21||October 22, 2013||April 10, 2018|
|Surface Pro 21||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 with Performance Base||November 10, 2016||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Studio (1st gen)||December 15, 2016||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Laptop (1st gen)||June 14, 2017||November 13, 2021|
|Surface Pro (5th gen)||June 15, 2017||January 15, 2024|
|Surface Book 2||November 17, 2017||May 30, 2023|
|Surface Pro LTE (Model 1807)||December 1, 2017||January 15, 2024|
|Surface Go||August 2, 2018||August 2, 2022|
|Surface Studio 2||October 2, 2018||October 2, 2024|
|Surface Laptop 2||October 16, 2018||December 27, 2022|
|Surface Pro 6||October 16, 2018||June 30, 2023|
|Surface Go with LTE Advanced||November 20, 2018||November 20, 2022|
|Surface Laptop 3||October 22, 2019||October 22, 2023|
|Surface Pro 7||October 22, 2019||October 22, 2023|
|Surface Pro X||November 5, 2019||October 13, 2024|
|Surface Go 2||May 6, 2020||May 6, 2024|
|Surface Book 3||May 26, 2020||May 26, 2024|
|Surface Laptop Go||October 13, 2020||October 13, 2024|
|Surface Laptop Go 2||June 7, 2022||June 7, 2026|
|Surface Pro 7+||January 15, 2021||January 15, 2025|
|Surface Laptop 4||April 15, 2021||April 15, 2025|
|Surface Pro 8||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2025|
|Surface Laptop Studio||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2025|
|Surface Go 3||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2025|
|Surface Laptop SE||January 11, 2022||January 11, 2026|
1. Indicates devices with a previously declared end of firmware/driver servicing support date.
Surface Hub driver and firmware support lifecycle
The following table lists the release date and End of Servicing date for each Surface Hub device and Hub accessory with a defined Driver and Firmware Lifecycle policy:
|Surface Hub device||Release Date||End of Servicing Date|
|Surface Hub 55||June 1, 2015||November 30, 2022|
|Surface Hub 84||June 1, 2015||November 30, 2022|
|Surface Hub 2S||April 17, 2019||February 7, 2026|
|Surface Hub 2S 85"||January 11, 2021||February 7, 2026|
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