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#193860 27-Mar-2016 14:41
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When there is a new firmware update for my Surface Pro, all good. Windows Update shows 'System Firmware Update' and the date '24/02/2016'. The size was a something megabytes. Installed ok.

But the question arises on subsequent runs of windows update. Every subsequent run shows the same update name and date but with a smaller size of 340kb. I can install it, but it will come back.

My guess is this is the correct behaviour and that this update is a ahem placeholder of some kind to report the current firmware version to the update process for some reason.

I have not investigated any further but it would be nice to know for sure that this is not an issue and any tech info about how this works : ).

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  #1520459 27-Mar-2016 16:44
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do you have any "banged out" i.e. (!) devices in Device Manager? devmgmt.msc


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  #1520464 27-Mar-2016 16:56
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No bang (!) or disabled devices. I do sometimes disable my WiFi adapter. It has been enabled for at least a week but I think I will go update again just to confirm.



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  #1520565 27-Mar-2016 21:22
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It installed ok. Now to wait until the next update cycle and see if it returns.


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  #1534527 17-Apr-2016 19:05
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It came back after the next bunch of patches this week.

Same date, 205kb

note: I'm fairly sure this is the correct size and misremembered it prior.

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