Security and Maintenance

Within Windows 8 security is paramount, as is Windows 8 maintenance. Learn more about how Windows 8 protects your computer here.


Not all computer problems will be shown in the Action Center. For example, you may have trouble with a particular program or device or connecting to the Internet. For these types of problems, you will want to open the Troubleshooting pane.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using the Troubleshooting pane. Note that your computer may have a slightly different list of options.

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System and Security

Use these options to fix problems with the latest Windows Update and perform maintenance.

Network and Internet

Use these options to address issues related to connectivity and file sharing.

Hardware and Sound

Use these options to fix issues related to an external device, like a printer or monitor.


Click here to troubleshoot issues with applications that were designed for previous versions of Windows.