Windows 10 help is available in several forms: from Microsoft in the form of the Contact Support app built into Windows 10, from PC Advisor's extensive catalogue of Windows 10 tutorials, and from independent Windows 10 forums. We detail all your Windows 10 help options within this article.
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Like it or not - and I like it - Windows 10 is here. And if you run most versions of Windows 8 or Windows 7 on your PC, laptop or tablet, you will be nagged until you accept the upgrade to Microsoft's all-new operating system. In general this is a good thing. Windows 10 offers new features, should be more responsive, and has been at least partly shaped by user request.
But it isn't perfect, and Windows 10 could be different to what you are used to. For a lot of people that difference will cause problems - Microsoft is not famed for guiding people through change in quite the way that Apple or even Google is. (Here's how to downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.)
So here we outline three great ways to get help with Windows 10. If you have a Windows 10 problem, the answer is here.
How to get help with Windows 10: from Microsoft
We wouldn't recommend you go down this route for just any minor complaint, but when you just can't find the help you need Microsoft has provided a safety net. In Windows 10 Microsoft has added an app called 'Contact Support. Just as you might imagine, this app gives you an easy way to contact Microsoft's Windows Support when needed.
The easiest way to access the app is to type "Contact Support" into the search box. In just a few quick clicks you can be connected by chat or phone to Microsoft Answer Desk. This is a one-on-one connection with a 'Windows 10 expert'. (You may use the term 'call centre operative', but either way you are getting help).
From this app you can also connect with Microsoft's own Windows community forums, or request that someone from Answer Tech rings you as soon as possible so you don't have to wait on hold or schedule a call at a convenient time. It even lets you know the current waiting time.
Again, we wouldn't suggest you always go to the Contact Support app. But when times are really bad, it is a great final call.
How to get help with Windows 10: top Windows 10 tips and tutorials
We would, of course, recommend our own extensive Windows 10 tips and tutorials. Of course we would.
Our editors have spent months using Windows 10, putting together simple guides and tips and tricks to help you to get to grips with Microsoft's new operating system. We've foused on petty irritants and new features, trying to respond to what we think will be the biggest gripes of new users who suddenly find Windows 10 thrust upon them. (We'd be delighted to help if you have a specific Windows 10 problem, by the way. Just let us know in the comments below.)
You can find all of our Windows tips and tricks here.
And here is a selection of Windows 10 tips and tutorials:
- How to get Windows 10 now and upgrade to it
- How to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 10
- How to enable Cortana in Windows 10 (not available in your region error)
- How to use Cortana in Windows 10 UK
- How to downgrade Windows 10 in a few easy steps
- How to use the Edge browser in Windows 10
- How to get Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10
- How to hide the administrator account in Windows
- How to remove Windows 10 nag messages
How to get help with Windows 10: independent Windows forum
Last, but very far from least, is the PC Advisor Windows forum. The PC Advisor forums are Europe's largest technology help resource, peopled by more than 300,000 forum angels, happy to help users with problems large and small. The PC Advisor Windows Help forum is the place to discuss new features and compatibility issues with all Windows operating systems. Fix problems with Windows 10, but also Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Search the forum for the answer to your question, or post your own question dealing with an issue with Windows 10 - whether on Windows PC, laptop, tablet or phone. Our experts will be delighted to help with any Windows problems you are having.
Visit the PC Advisor Windows forum now.