“S Mode” Is Coming To All Windows 10 Editions With Next Update, Microsoft Confirms


Since last year, we heard about the stripped off version of Windows 10. Microsoft took the initial step with the release of Windows 10 S which was intended for education customers and to enter the competition against Google’s Chrome OS.

The lightweight Windows 10 S limits the functionality of the operating system by allowing support for Microsoft Store-based UWP apps only. Also, it improves battery life, reduces boot time, keeps a consistent performance over time, etc.

According to a leak in early February, it was known that Microsoft would say goodbye to Windows 10 S in favor of the ‘S Mode’ for its existing Windows 10 versions. Now, the company has confirmed the change in a blog post.

“Based on that feedback, we are simplifying the experience for our customers. Starting with the next update to Windows 10, coming soon, customers can choose to buy a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled, and commercial customers will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled,” wrote Joe Belfiore who is Microsoft’s corporate vice president.

The S Mode will arrive in the next Windows 10 update. Also, in the coming months, vendors will start shipping Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices with S Mode enabled.

Unlike the case of Windows 10 S where the users need to pay an upgrade fee to switch to Windows 10 Pro, moving in and out of the S Mode won’t cost anything to users. It doesn’t matter what edition they are running.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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