Microsoft is not having a ton of luck when it comes to the company’s own hardware lately; as if the issues with the Lumia 950 XL weren’t bad enough – problems so bad they’re driving some retailers to stop sales – we’ve also seen some seriously glitchy operation from the company’s latest Windows 10 devices, with both the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book suffering from all manner of unwanted operation. As Microsoft works on a more permanent fix for those latter problems, we’ve got a new solution that just might help alleviate the worst of it, as Intel releases its latest graphic drivers.
Mind you, this is a beta release, so it could still be buggy in and of itself – and certainly, the release notes mention of number of known issues – but it does attempt to resolve a bunch of the bigger problems both the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have been seeing. You’ll have to decide for yourself if the drivers are worth installing, but what we’ve heard so far is very promising.
Unfortunately, doing so isn’t as simple as just running an installer, and you’ll have to download the drivers themselves and manually update your old ones through Device Manager. The good news there is that’s a relatively straightforward process (especially if you’ve got some Windows chops under your belt already), and newbies can check out the helpful guide the Windows Central crew has put together through the via link below.
If you decide to give this beta release a spin, let us know in the comments if it helps fix some of your Surface bugs.