newbie help

Hello everyone,
Ive had my arduino uno kit for a day now and need some help, id say for people who have used this before will be able to fix my problem rather quickly. I downloaded the arduino windows. The problem im having is that I go into the ide to try the blink test example and I went to tools to check my device and serial port, my device works but the serial port isn’t lit up for me to check an option. Does anyone know how to fix my problem? By the way my computer is windows 8 will this matter? I did already extract the files just incase you are wandering. Thanks

hello,did you already install the driver from device manager?