Support options, learn more and lifecycle information for Windows 8.
Support options and resources
For technical assistance with Windows 8, please click here. For other content, please select a category below.
Windows 8 Help & how to
Upgrade to Windows 8
Add features to Windows 8: Frequently asked questions
Self-support options for work
IT Pros: Windows 8 TechCenter on TechNet
Developers: Windows Client Developer Center on MSDN
Support for Small Business
Microsoft Partners: Visit the Microsoft Partner Network
IT Pros: Microsoft TechNet Windows 8 forums
Developers: Microsoft MSDN Software Development for Windows Client forums
Get non-technical or customer service assistance
Technical support options
You may be entitled to free warranty support from your OEM (original equipment manufacturer). Visit our OEM contact page to learn how to tell whether your installation is OEM and to browse contact information for many OEMs. If your Microsoft product was preinstalled, distributed with your computer, or obtained as an upgrade directly from your computer manufacturer, the primary source for support is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) who provided the Microsoft product.
To find out what version you have, tap the Charm bar, then tap Settings, then tap PC Info. You can also go to Control Panel, then System and Security and view your System information).
For technical assistance with Windows 8 please click here and select your category to get started.
Technical support options for work
IT Pros: Contact a Microsoft support professional using your TechNet Subscription
Developers: Contact a Microsoft support professional using your MSDN Subscription
Microsoft Premier Customers: Visit Microsoft Premier Online (MPO) for troubleshooting resources or to submit an incident online
Microsoft Partners: Access unlimited online support via the Microsoft Partner Network
Microsoft Software Assurance
Using Windows 8
Windows 8 Help & how to
Upgrading to Windows 8
Upgrade to Windows 8 today
Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8
Move your stuff over
Learn more about Windows 8 support lifecycle
Support lifecycle policy page
Windows 8 lifecycle policies
To view Support Lifecycle information for a specific version of Windows 8, select the product and version below that is applicable to you.
Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
View support lifecycle information
Windows support lifecycle fact sheet
Support is ending for some versions of Windows