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Hardware and Drivers
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.
Learn about all the features of your Microsoft Surface.
Take photos and videos with Surface
Use Surface to make video calls, record videos, and take pictures. The built-in Camera app can help you get even more out of your Surface cameras.
Get better photos and videos on Microsoft Surface
If you’re looking to improve the photos or videos you take with Surface, you may be able to manually adjust some settings in the built-in Camera app.
Using autofocus on Surface 3
Surface 3 features an autofocus lens that lets you spot-adjust the focus before you take a picture or while recording a video.
Surface sound, volume, and audio accessories
Surface comes with built-in stereo speakers, mic, and a headset jack to provide great sound. Learn how to adjust the volume, and add audio accessories.
Troubleshoot Surface sound and audio accessories
If you're having trouble hearing or recording sound, find solutions to help fix problems with your Surface speakers, mics, or connected audio accessories.
Add a Bluetooth device
Learn how to get Bluetooth® devices, such as wireless mice, keyboards, and headsets, working with your Surface.
Troubleshoot Bluetooth devices on Surface
Get solutions to help fix issues with Bluetooth® devices on your Surface. Your device has to be enabled, discoverable, and in range.
Connect a USB mouse, printer, and more
Learn how to connect a USB device, such as a printer, mouse, or external hard drive, to your Microsoft Surface.
Learn more about Touch Cover -- a pressure-sensitive keyboard that is also a a protective cover for your Surface.
Troubleshoot your Surface Cover
If the keys or touchpad on your Surface Touch Cover or Type Cover don’t respond to typing or touch, try these steps to fix the issue.
Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers
Connect any Surface Typing Cover to your Surface wirelessly. With Surface Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers, you can use your Cover from up to 30 feet away.
Touchpad use and settings
Surface Typing Covers have a two-button touchpad that supports gestures and works like a mouse. Explore its features and learn how to change touchpad settings.
Learn more about the Surface Type Covers - the slim, traditional keyboards with moving keys.
Troubleshoot Power Cover
If your Surface Power Cover isn’t recognized, won’t take a charge, or doesn’t charge your Surface, try these solutions to fix the problem.
Find out which Surface keyboard you have
Learn about differences between Surface keyboards that will help you tell them apart and figure out which one you have.
Using Surface Pen with two side buttons
Learn how to use Surface Pen that’s designed for Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3. Open OneNote with a single click and write or draw in any app that supports ink.
Troubleshoot Surface Pen with two side buttons
If your Surface Pen won’t write, open OneNote, or connect to Bluetooth, try these solutions to get it working with your Surface.
Surface battery and power
Find out how to check your battery status and charge the battery on Surface.
Surface power states
Learn how to turn Surface on, shut it down, restart and wake it, and put it into a power-saving state.
Surface won't turn on, Windows won't start, or the battery won't charge
If your Surface won't turn on, gets stuck during Windows startup, or isn't charging, try these solutions.
Print and scan from Surface
Learn how to add a local or wireless printer, set your default printer, and print from apps on Surface.
Surface touchscreen stops responding
Try these solutions for your Microsoft Surface if the touchscreen stops responding to touch gestures.
Troubleshoot Surface screen rotation
Troubleshoot issues with screen rotation on your Microsoft Surface. Find out how to lock and unlock screen rotation.
How to apply Surface screen protector
Surface screen protectors are designed to fit Surface perfectly. Before applying it, read the application instructions carefully.
Connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector
View your photos, videos, and presentations on a big screen by connecting your Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector.
Trouble connecting Surface to a second screen?
If you’re having trouble getting things working when you try to connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector, try these solutions to help fix the problem.
Safety and regulatory information for Microsoft Surface
Read safety instructions, warnings, and regulatory information for Surface.
Surface docking stations
Surface docking stations for Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, and Surface 3 are designed so you can switch quickly from portable to the power of a full desktop system.
Troubleshoot docking stations
Explore your docking station’s features, and learn how to set it up for use with your Surface.
Download drivers and firmware for Surface
Download the latest drivers and firmware for your Surface.