Anand claims SP2 firmware update helped battery life a lot

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  1. mtalinm

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    So I downloaded the zip file from MS, but there are folders for Intel/Marvell/Realtek/MS. Not sure if Im supposed to install of those.
     
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    Is this one via auto updates or separate?
     
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    It was a firmware update, not a driver update. It is available through Windows update. It is dated 10/24/13 but I don't think it became available until 10/29/13
     
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    I have auto updates on, is there any way I can check to see if I already have this?
     
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    you can install them all if you want. I installed the Marvell ones for Wifi adapter and Bluetooth on my pro1 this morning. The update included the drivers in it. I downloaded the whole update on my pro1. then unpackaged the zip file and deleted everything except the Marvell wifi and bt folders. then I installed both in my pro1. seems like my battery has been draining a lot slower.

    Anandtech said the newer drivers allows the wifi to enter an even lower power state. which equated to the improved battery life.
     
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    Macmee- Open the desktop windows update and select "view update history". Funny thing is that above I said it became available 10/29 but it installed on 10/26, 10/27, 10/29, and 11/3. Clearly something is broken, at least for me. I don't think it is uninstallable. Ideas anyone?
     
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    I thought this was supposed to fix the problem where when coming out of sleep we got the "display driver has stopped working" message. I'm still getting that.
     
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    Any harm in installing them (if we already have them, or don't know if we have them)?
     
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    nah do it anyway I am.

    edit: in Device Manager it told me I already have the most updated version for the driver when trying to install the new one -- looks like I'm good then, Windows Update did it for me.
     
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