Surface devices driver and firmware lifecycle
In response to requests from customers for more detailed lifecycle information to help plan and manage hardware and software deployments, Surface is offering additional guidance on our driver and firmware updates.
This lifecycle policy covers driver and firmware releases for Windows-based Surface devices. The lifecycle begins when a device is first released and concludes when Surface ceases publication of driver 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 policy
The Surface driver and firmware lifecycle is composed of two parts: (1) the driver and firmware support period for a device and (2) 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.
- For devices released before January 1, 2021: Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for at least four years from when the device was first released. In cases where the support duration is longer than four years, an updated end-of-servicing date will be published before the date of the last servicing.
- For devices released on and after January 1, 2021: Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for at least six years from when the device was first released. In cases where the support duration is longer than six years, an updated end-of-servicing date will be published before the date of the last servicing.
OS version support
OS version support defines the operating system versions Surface supports during the Device Support Period. Surface devices will receive driver and firmware updates for Windows OS versions released in the prior 30 months. Surface will not support Windows OS versions earlier than those supported at device release. To see the minimum supported OS version for your Surface device, visit the Surface supported operating systems support page.
Once the device support period is concluded at the End of Servicing date, devices will continue to receive Windows OS feature and security updates per the Windows Lifecycle Policy as described on the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy support page.
Surface driver and firmware support lifecycle
The following table lists the release date and End of Servicing date for each Surface device with a defined Driver and Firmware Lifecycle policy:
|Surface device||Release Date||End of servicing date for firmware & drivers|
|Surface Pro (5th gen)||June 15, 2017||January 15, 2024|
|Surface Pro LTE (5th gen) (Model 1807)||December 1, 2017||January 15, 2024|
|Surface Studio 2||October 2, 2018||October 2, 2024|
|Surface Laptop 3||October 22, 2019||July 30, 2024|
|Surface Pro 7||October 22, 2019||February 28, 2024|
|Surface Pro X SQ1||November 5, 2019||August 10, 2025|
|Surface Go 2||May 6, 2020||December 30, 2024|
|Surface Book 3||May 26, 2020||April 1, 2025|
|Surface Pro X SQ2||October 13, 2020||August 10, 2025|
|Surface Laptop Go||October 13, 2020||October 13, 2024|
|Surface Pro 7+||January 15, 2021||January 15, 2027|
|Surface Laptop 4||April 15, 2021||April 15, 2027|
|Surface Pro 8||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2027|
|Surface Laptop Studio||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2027|
|Surface Go 3||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2027|
|Surface Pro X Wi-Fi||October 5, 2021||October 5, 2027|
|Surface Laptop SE||January 11, 2022||January 11, 2028|
|Surface Laptop Go 2||June 7, 2022||June 7, 2028|
|Windows Dev Kit 2023||October 24, 2022||October 24, 2028|
|Surface Laptop 5||October 25, 2022||October 25, 2028|
|Surface Pro 9||October 25, 2022||October 25, 2028|
|Surface Studio 2+||October 25, 2022||October 2, 2028|
|Surface Go 4||September 21, 2023||September 21, 2029|
|Surface Laptop Go 3||October 3, 2023||October 3, 2029|
|Surface Laptop Studio 2||October 3, 2023||October 3, 2029|
Surface Hub driver and firmware support lifecycle
The following table lists products that have passed their end-of-support date based on the Driver and Firmware Lifecycle policy and will no longer receive driver and firmware updates:
|Surface device||Release date||End of servicing date for firmware & drivers|
|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 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 Book 2||November 17, 2017||June 30, 2023|
|Surface Go||August 2, 2018||August 2, 2022|
|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|