Windows 10 gets the S Mode

As Microsoft recently announced on a blog, the Windows 10 S introduced last year will be replaced by the Windows 10 S mode, which will be available for all versions of Windows 10 with the next major update of Windows 10. Unlike Windows 10 S, switching from S mode to the regular version is always free. Originally, the software company wanted to charge the transition from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro, and offer it only during a temporary transition period, ending in March.

Following the comments of Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's corporate vice president, with the new release of Windows 10, customers should be able to decide for themselves whether to buy a new system with S mode enabled; Corporate customers can decide whether to install Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled.

Even if the name implies something else, the S mode is activated during Setup. A change during operation from Windows 10 to Windows 10 in S mode is not possible. And as it is already the case with Windows 10 S, the S mode can only be disabled once. A reactivation of the S mode can only be done by reinstalling the system.

Windows 10 S or in the future the S mode is an additional version of the operating system, which promises much more security because only approved and released applications can be installed from the Microsoft Store; classic x86 programs are not supported. Windows 10 S offers significantly faster booting and longer battery life. This version was originally presented for educational institutions and schools, but is now also available for corporate customers.

Sources: Microsoft, ZDNet

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