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Microsoft Surface Studio Gets Wake on Voice with Big Audio Driver Update

For Surface Studio users running Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has issued a driver update for the Realtek High Definition Audio to bring Wake on Voice capabilities.


's is synonymous with the Creators Update as the two were launched together. The hardware and software double act are Microsoft complete vision. Now that the Creators Update is running Surface Studio, Microsoft has issued a new update for the PC all-in-one.

The company has updated the driver Realtek High Definition Audio (SST) enables Wake on Voice from Modern Standby.

Of course, users need to be running the Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703) or newer on your Surface Studio. It is worth noting that not all devices are currently running the feature update. Microsoft is rolling it out in stages, so you may have to wait for this driver release.

If you can pull in the update, you can head to either Windows Update or install it manually. Either way, it will be seen as “Realtek Semiconductor Corp. driver update for Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)” in Windows Update.

The Surface Studio has been a success for Microsoft. As a high-end machine, it was never expected to sell in huge quantities. Nevertheless, it has been selling in good numbers and has been sold out consistently. Consumers still have to wait for shipping when buying the PC.

However, last week Microsoft announced that it can now ship the entry level Studio immediately from the US store. This is the unit that comes with a 6th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 graphics, 28-inch adjustable PixelSense display, Surface Pen, keyboard, and mouse.

Surface Studio

The Surface Studio is Microsoft's first full PC. It is a premium hardware device build on robust design and powerful performance. Microsoft targets creators and editors with the Studio, giving them features like a fully adjustable screen that can be tilted to table mode.

A one of the highest-spec'd all-in-one's on the market, the Surface Studio is one of 's major rivals. Here are its specs:

  • 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen with 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Up to quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (6th-generation ‘Skylake')
  • 32GB RAM
  • up to 2TB ‘rapid hybrid drive'
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics
  • HD webcam
  • Audio port
  • SD card slot
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Ethernet port
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.