Microsoft are pushing out a firmware update for the Surface Go to fix an issue caused by October 2018 Update. The 1809 update which was available for about a week (see my post) and Surface Go owners have been reporting issue with the display brightness since applying the update.

The system firmware fixes the display issue and is available for Surface Go running the April 2018 update or later. My Surface Go has been running the October 2018 since release and I can’t say I have noticed any problems with the display, and my Surface hasn’t seen this update yet.

Details from Microsoft:

Improvements and fixes in the update

Oct 2018 updates

October 22 release

The following updates are available for Surface Go devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803 or greater:

Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name
Surface – System – Generic IO & Memory Access – System improves display calibration addressing incorrect power setting behaviors associated with Windows 10 October 2018 Update.


Leave a Reply