Quick update about drivers & firmware
Most driver updates have been made available through Windows Update, and you have probably installed most of them already in the past months. Though we try to provide as many updates as possible in the easiest way possible, not all component manufacturers have submitted their drivers to Microsoft. You may need to manually update the driver for your fingerprint reader if you are experiencing issues with it. You can download that and other drivers from the Support page on our website. For more information on driver updates, please refer to this FAQ article.
Firmware updates are available from the Support page on our website as well. As with any firmware updates, make sure to read the instructions beforehand. Also, ensure that the device has power, and that the update process isn’t interrupted. For more information about updating firmware, please refer to this FAQ article.
Notable updates at this time are the BIOS and Battery EC firmware. After testing, the beta BIOS version 0.41 is considered ready for release. It includes fixes for security vulnerabilities (Meltdown, Spectre, Intel ME) and improvements to power management (for example, to reduce battery drain during sleep). The Battery EC firmware is purely optional, but will increase the speed at which the V’s internal battery charges. A useful update for people who don’t have a lot of downtime to charge!