Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

"Windows 10 S" Changes From New OS To Upgrade, Says Microsoft

Microsoft's confirmed Wednesday's tweets about Windows 10 S becoming a "mode" available in all versions of Windows and added a prediction it'll be used by a "majority" of users. Released to Insiders yesterday, the latest preview version of Windows 10 also fixes a number of existing bugs that cause the operating system to load incorrectly or crash. That is why the Redmond giant has made a decision to include Windows 10 S in every Windows 10 version through a special S Mode which will arrive with an upcoming update. The news may have been confusing to many, which is why the company has given a more detailed explanation.

Previous rumors suggested that Windows 10 Home users will be able to disable S Mode free of charge, while users of Windows 10 Pro with S Mode would have to cough up $49 to get the full version of Windows 10. The new update comes with new refinements to the application both for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Insiders will see different versions of the new privacy interface, allowing Microsoft to see which options might work best for a wider audience.

It's still unclear as to why this change is happening, though improving the ease of moving between Windows 10 S and regular Windows 10 isn't a bad idea. If you already installed KB4092077 on your computer, use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 S FAQ has explained that switching from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro is a one-way switch.

It's also worth considering the timing of the next Windows 10 update, which probably means northern Autumn 2018.

Download Windows 10 Pro here first, after you installed it, then to activate the code.

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The reports indicate that Microsoft ignores user update settings and even installs the update on devices on which Windows Update is turned off.

In a reply to Hachman, Microsoft's Belfiore wrote on Twitter, "We use Win10 S as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/guaranteed performance version".

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