Microsoft Tips

Microsoft Tips
Component of Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Tips logo.png
Microsoft Tips in Windows 11
Introduced inWindows 8.1 (as Help + Tips)
Getting Started

Microsoft Tips, formerly Help + Tips in Windows 8.1, Getting Started before the launch of Windows 10, and Get Started in Windows 10 (prior to the Anniversary Update), is an app that provides information about using various features in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 build 26002, tips will no longer be installed, and trying to get them from the Microsoft Store instead will result in an error.

History[edit | edit source]

Windows 8 and 8.1[edit | edit source]

Help + Tips was first introduced in Windows 8.1 which featured a primary screen with a search box and six main titles that focused on the new features of Windows 8, Start and apps, Get around, Basic actions, Your account and files, Settings, and What's new. The info in each section is viewed by using horizontal scrolling. It also featured hints for finding hidden navigation menus, buttons and flyouts such as the Charms bar and hot corners.

Windows 10[edit | edit source]

In Windows 10, the app received a major UI overhaul and was renamed to Getting Started for a brief period of time during Windows 10's development before it was renamed to Get Started close to its general availability. The first few iterations of the app featured a large, comprehensive hamburger menu with sidebar links for most major topics. Later iterations minimized the interface by including a welcome page with links to the Internet, a section for new topics, and a page with links to all topics in the app. The app is continually updated through Microsoft Store as the apps and the operating system itself continues to evolve.

With the release of Windows 10 Creators Update, the app was once again renamed to Microsoft Tips.

Windows 11[edit | edit source]

In Windows 11, the app received another UI overhaul to align with the design principals of the Fluent UI. This design would also be pushed to the app in Windows 10 via Microsoft Store.

Gallery[edit | edit source]