Browse topics for Surface 3
- Getting Started
- Apps and Windows Store
- Hardware and Drivers
- Install, Update, and Activate
- Music, Photos, and Video
- Networking and Connectivity
- Office Apps
- Performance and Maintenance
- Personalization and Ease of Access
- Safety and Regulatory Information
- Security, Sign-in, and Accounts
- Storage, Files, and Folders
- Surface for Business
- Touch, Mouse, and Search
- Warranty, Service, and Recovery
Troubleshoot installing Surface or Windows updates
If updates fail to install, you get an error message, or Surface freezes when you’re installing an update, try these solutions.
Get started with Surface 3
Learn some important basics about using your new Surface 3.
Learn about all the features of your Microsoft Surface.
Set up your Surface
New Surface? Find out how to set up your new Surface.
Install Surface and Windows updates
Learn how to install the latest updates for your Surface and Windows.
Set up and use email
Use the Mail app or Outlook, if you have it, to read and respond to email from multiple email accounts on Surface.
Register your Surface
Register your Surface product for quicker access to technical support and to easily check the status of your warranty.
Surface User Guides
Download the User Guide (PDF format) for your Surface. Get how-to info and tips to help you get the most out of your tablet.
Using the desktop
Learn how to pin apps to the desktop taskbar, close or minimize Windows apps with a mouse click.
Watch TV shows, movies and videos on your Surface
Use the Video app or the Movies and TV app to buy and rent the latest movies and TV shows, and watch them while you’re on the go or on the couch.
View and import photos and home videos
Find out how to view photos on your Surface and import photos and videos from your camera or phone.
Touch: Tap, swipe, and beyond
With a few gestures you can select, copy, and paste text or images, open charms, switch between apps, scroll, and zoom.
Share photos, links and more
Use the Share charm to share links, photos, and more from your Microsoft Surface.
How do I redeem a gift card or promotional code? Windows.com
Learn how to redeem a gift card or promotional code in the Windows Store.
Set up your Surface 2 (4G) or Surface 3 (4G LTE)
Get your Surface with mobile broadband set up and ready to go.
Add a Bluetooth device
Learn how to get Bluetooth® devices, such as wireless mice, keyboards, and headsets, working with your Surface.
Charms: Search, share, start, devices, and settings
Learn how to use the charms to search, share, play to printers and devices, and change settings on Microsoft Surface.
Use Windows Ink
Learn about Windows Ink Workspace and using a pen with Windows 10.