Please specify: OS (W8.1/W10TP), Hardware, Manufacture Date/Batch, Firmware?
(Faulty GPUs/ firmware were found in Thinkpads & other machines that I've bought and used in the past.. when people posted in the forum it was found a upto a certain batch had faults)
I recently installed the May 2015 firmware update and since then every time I turn on my device or wake it up I get two white flashes.One before and one after the Surface Logo. Did not happen before the update.
Ok. I might dare to go for the updates.. here's what I see:
There is a difference in what System Update shows versus what's there on the Microsoft Surface Pro download pages.
It points out completely different files and updates; which is fine.. But, I'd like to be able to connect some dots between them.
Few updates visible in my Windows Update - Important Section/ Tab:
- Western Digital Technologies - WD SES Device - 37 KB
- Definition for Windows Defender - 156.8 MB - (On my previous machine with Windows 7x64- I had disabled and not used Windows Defender and preferred to use Avira/ AVG Free. Your thoughts on that?)
- Update for Windows 8.1 x64 based systems - 775.2 MB
- Cumulative security update for IE 11 for Windows x 64 - 52.5 MB
- Windows Malicious Software Removal tool JUNE 2015 - 50.4 MB
Cumulative and current firmware and drivers for the Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro. This firmware and driver package contains drivers for all of the components in the Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro devices, as well as updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 8.1 (Pro and Enterprise). The Surface Pro driver pack contains drivers and firmware that are compatible with Windows 8.0 (Pro and Enterprise). The Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 2 drivers and firmware are not compatible with Windows 8.0 (Pro and Enterprise). These drivers and firmware are not compatible with Surface RT and Surface 2.
Unfortunately, the white flashes have started. Not a usage issue, but given the history of such things (monitors, other GPUs on thinkpads etc), I am a bit concerned longer term, even though its not a bother short term.
PS: Can we all share and post the "Tech Info" of people who are getting the flashes v/s those who are not?
Should we start a separate thread of TRACK & RESEARCH this particular FLASH thing as a survey?