Do you need to update the firmware on Surface Dock and Surface Dock 2? This post from MiniTool shows you how to do that. The Surface Dock firmware update way is very simple. You can have a try.

Introduction to Surface Dock

Surface Dock is a Docking Station that allows you to connect multiple devices and peripherals to your Surface. You can attach devices like keyboards, mice, and webcams and push your Surface device's display output to multiple external monitors.

In addition to the original Surface Dock, Microsoft also released Surface Dock 2, which provides better transfer speeds and port selection.

The specs of the original Surface Dock and Surface Dock 2 are as follows:

Surface Dock Surface Dock 2
USB-C Port No
  • 2x front facing
  • 2x rear-facing (video enabled)
USB-A Port 4x USB 3.0 (Up to 5Gbps) 2x rear-facing USB-A 3.2 (Up to 10Gbps)
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Audio Audio out 3.5mm audio in/out
Mini DisplayPort 2 No
Security Lock Slot Yes

The Surface Dock 2 can power two 4K displays at once at 60Hz or two 5K displays at once at 30Hz, while the original Surface Dock caps at 4096x2160 at 30Hz or 2960x1440 at 60Hz. But the downside to the Surface Dock 2 is that it only works with certain Surface devices.

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Surface Dock Firmware Update

To make sure the Surface Dock works well, you need to keep the firmware up to date. Here are the ways for you.

How to Update the Original Surface Dock

To update the original Surface Dock, you need to download the MSI file. This file has replaced the Surface Dock firmware updater. Here is the guide:

  1. Go to Download Surface Tools for IT.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Under Choose the download you want, select the latest version of the Surface Dock Firmware Update file. It is a .msi file and its name will start with “Surface_Dock_FWUpdate” and a version number.
  4. Click Next to download this file.
  5. Launch this file and follow the wizard to install the tool. You may need to restart your PC.
  6. After you've installed the Surface Dock firmware update, your Surface Dock will automatically update, and you won't have to do anything.
  7. After installing the update, you must disconnect the Surface device from the dock and reconnect it.

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How to Update Surface Dock 2

To update Surface Dock 2, you can use the following 2 ways.

Way 1. Use the MSI File

There is also the MSI file of the Surface Dock 2 firmware update. You just need to go to this Surface Dock 2 Firmware and Drivers page. Click the Download button and choose the MSI file whose name includes “SurfaceDock2_SEMM”. Then, download and run this file to install the Surface Dock 2 firmware update.

Way 2. Use the Surface App

This app is offered by Microsoft. It can check the currently installed firmware version to see whether it is up to date and update the Surface Dock 2 firmware. Here is the guide:

  1. Launch the Surface app and go to the Accessories tab.
  2. From the choice of connected accessories at the bottom of the app, select Surface Dock 2.
  3. Expand Device Information to view the firmware version. If needed, select the option to update the device.
  4. After installing the update, disconnect the Surface device from the dock and reconnect it.

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