Windows 10 S Mode expected to hit all Windows 10 editions soon

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In order to give manufacturers and schools the option to lock down their Windows machines, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 S will make the shift from a full fledged OS to a mode available in all versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft's therefore decided that "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".

Microsoft is scheduled to integrate S Mode in Windows 10. Windows "10 S" - the latest version of its flagship OS - was released in mid-2017 with an aim to provide a Windows experience that delivers predictable performance and quality through Microsoft-verified apps via the Microsoft Store. Recall, it will replace the Windows 10 S and will offer the same functionality but without the need to reinstall the system.

Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president for Windows, described those changes briefly in a Wednesday announcement. This would break one of the rules of S-mode, which only allows Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, which is supposed to enable the "guaranteed performance" that Belfiore speaks of, including better battery life.

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It's also worth noting that there are now no known issues with Windows 10 build 17115.

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. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector.

Yes, Microsoft will take this separate version of Windows, which shipped on the Surface Laptop and other machines, and turn it into a mode next year. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.

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