Microsoft to make Windows S a 'mode' of Windows 10

Windows 10 S Coming To All Windows 10 Versions Thanks To The S Mode

Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S Mode in 2017 in a bid to enhance the security of the operating system.

Both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience, without Win32 programs.

It's been a while since Microsoft released a new Windows 10 build to the Slow ring, but today, the company released build 17115. According to sources, the S Mode in Windows 10 will ship with all future editions of Windows 10.

Past year we introduced Windows 10 S - an effort to provide a Windows experience that delivers predictable performance and quality through Microsoft-verified apps via the Microsoft Store.

Now, making sure the security of the operating system is up-to-date is important, but there are legitimate reasons for holding back on updates, especially in enterprise environments or in cases where Windows 10 is running inside a virtual machine.

Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president for Windows, described those changes briefly in a Wednesday announcement.

"If a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition", Belfiore stated.

This new approach is vastly different from Microsoft's original strategy.

The next big feature update to Windows 10 is likely to be the Redstone 4 update around April. Unless they met a certain conditions, users that were unhappy with its stripped down version of Windows had to pay $49 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector.

Download Windows 10 Pro here first, after you installed it, then to activate the code. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.

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