Browse topics for Surface RT
- Warranty Overview
- Getting Started
- Apps and Windows Store
- Email and Communication
- Hardware and Drivers
- Install, Update and Activate
- Music, Photos and Video
- Networking and connectivity
- Office Apps
- Performance and Maintenance
- Personalization and Ease of Access
- Security, Sign-in and Accounts
- Storage, files and folders
- Touch, Mouse and Search
- Warranty, Service and Recovery
- Web Browsing
Get started with Surface RT or Surface 2
Learn some important basics about using your new Surface RT or Surface 2.
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.
Learn about all the features of your Microsoft Surface.
Set up your Surface
New Surface? Find out how to set up your new Surface.
Register your Surface
Register your Surface product for quicker access to technical support and to easily check the status of your warranty.
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.
Search the web with Surface
Surfing the web on Microsoft Surface is sharp, colorful, and fast. Find out how to get started with Internet Explorer.
Install and uninstall apps on Surface
Learn how to find, install, and uninstall apps from the Windows Store. Find out how to remove apps you no longer use.
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.
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.
Share photos, links and more
Use the Share charm to share links, photos, and more from your Microsoft Surface.
Surface support FAQ
Get answers to some common questions about using and troubleshooting Surface.
Add a Bluetooth device
Learn how to get Bluetooth® devices, such as wireless mice, keyboards, and headsets, working with your Surface.
Update Surface from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
If your Microsoft Surface is still running Windows RT 8 or Windows 8, it’s time to update to the latest version of Windows.
Upgrade from Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Preview
Upgrade your Surface from Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1.
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.
How do I redeem a gift card or promotional code?
Learn how to redeem a gift card or promotional code in the Windows Store.