Support for Windows 7

Support options, learn more and lifecycle information for Windows 7.

Support options and resources

For technical assistance with Windows 7, please click here. For other content, please select a category below.

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Using Windows 7

Windows 7 Help & how to
Visit the Windows 7 Help & how to pages for more information.

Differences between 32-bit version or 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system
Learn how to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.

Personalization Gallery
Get Windows 7 themes, desktop backgrounds and gadgets to personalize your Windows 7 PC.

Office 2010 + Windows 7: better together
See how innovations in Windows 7 are seamlessly integrated with Office 2010 to help you work more efficiently.

Explore Windows
Browse categories such as Photos & videos, Email & chat, PC health and more.

Upgrading to Windows 8

Buy Windows 8 today
Get Windows 8 today and be more secure.

Upgrade to Windows 8 using Upgrade Assistant
Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report.

Service Pack 1

Learn about Windows 7 Service Pack 1

What's included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Learn more abou the previously released security, performance, and stability updates and new improvements to features and services in Windows 7 SP1.

Documentation for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
Get additional technical documentation for Windows 7 SP 1.

Get ready and install Service Pack 1

Installing Windows 7 Services Pack 1
Learn the things to consider and different ways to install Windows 7 SP1.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?
See how the System Update Readiness Tool can help fix problems that might prevent Windows updates and service packs from installing.

IT Pros and Developers: Visit TechNet for Service Pack 1 Deployment Resources
Get more technical information on obtaining and deploying SP1.

Resolving problems with Service Pack 1 installation

Troubleshoot problems installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Resolving error 0xc0000034 after installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) (Updated)
Get the update that resolves this issue with Windows 7 SP1 and help avoid this issue with future updates.

Why am I receiving "Error 0xC000009A" after installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)? (Updated)
Get this update to resolve this error message while installing the service pack.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installation error: 0x800F0A12
Get more information about the error, then, expand the section in this topic that corresponds to the message you receive and follow the instructions.

Support lifecycle

Learn more about Windows 7 support lifecycle

Support lifecycle policy page
Visit the Microsoft support lifecycle policy page to view Microsoft?s guidelines for product support from availability to end of product support lifecycle.

Windows 7 support lifecycle policies
View the support lifecycle policy information for the Windows 7 family of products.

View support lifecycle information

Windows support lifecycle fact sheet
View important support lifecycle dates and information for the Windows products.

Support is ending for some versions of Windows
Learn how to check what version and service pack you are running.

Last Review : Tuesday, December 11, 2012