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 additional 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 is composed of two parts: The driver and firmware support period for a device and 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 will not 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 support.

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 device support 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 November 13, 2021
Surface Book 2 November 17, 2017 November 17, 2021
Surface Pro LTE (Model 1807) December 1, 2017 December 1, 2021
Surface Go August 2, 2018 August 2, 2022
Surface Studio 2 October 2, 2018 October 2, 2022
Surface Laptop 2 October 16, 2018 October 16, 2022
Surface Pro 6 October 16, 2018 October 16, 2022
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 November 5, 2023
Surface Go 2 May 6, 2020 May 6, 2024
Surface Book 3 May 26, 2020 May 26, 2024
Surface Pro X SQ2 October 13, 2020 October 13, 2024
Surface Laptop Go October 13, 2020 October 13, 2024

1. Indicates devices with a previously declared end of firmware/driver servicing support date.

Learn more

For additional information on LTSC support see Surface device compatibility with Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)