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 7

Upgrade to 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.

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7
Get step by step guidance on how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Migration From Windows XP to Windows 7 (video)
Watch this video to observe the migration process from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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.

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 : 20 November 2012