Microsoft has rolled out a patch for its Surface Pro 2 tablet in a bid to fix a series of problems experienced by some users who installed an update in December.
The update, which was initially released to improve system stability and update WiFi drivers ultimately ended up with a number of users reporting glitches. These included complaints of devices unexpectedly waking up without input, and problems which resulted in the Surface Pro 2's battery draining much faster than expected.
The patch was initially released on 10 December and was recalled eight days later following reports of problems on Microsoft's technical support community. The firm promised an alternative patch "after the holidays", which it began rolling out to users over the weekend.
Microsoft said in a statement: "This weekend we released an update that addresses the unexpected wake and battery drain behaviour experienced by a small number of Surface Pro 2 customers who installed the December Windows Update. This should have no impact on customers who had not received the December update."
"We are working hard to deliver the rest of the December update to those customers who had not received it prior to it being removed from distribution."
The patch that caused the original problems is yet to be re-issued, with users not yet able to gain access to the other intended improvements, including display tweaks, improved trackpad software and audio enhancements.
In October, Microsoft users suffered at the hands of a botched update, which caused serious problems on some older Surface RT tablets, rendering some devices unusable. The firm was forced to recall the update while it investigated the problems.
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