“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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