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HELP WINDOWS 10 S

by Swopernoper / May 24, 2018 4:55 PM PDT

I clean installed windows 10S on my brand new hard drive in my gaming pc build. With windows 10S (security) you cant download anything or do anything at all. You dont have access to “delete volume” or command prompt. I need to get windows 10 Home. I have a bootable usb drive with windows 10 on it. Is there any way i can get rid if windows 10S and get windows 10 home? Windows 10S also only lets you run things from the Microsoft Store. Please help!

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S Mode
by James Denison / May 24, 2018 5:45 PM PDT
In reply to: HELP WINDOWS 10 S
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020089/windows-10-in-s-mode-faq

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/3/16968024/microsoft-windows-10-s-mode-editions-features


With the release of Windows 10, the April 2018 Update, “Windows 10 S” becomes a mode of Windows 10 (called “S mode”) that is available in more editions of Windows (not just Windows 10 Pro).

You’ll be able to buy new PCs with either Windows 10 Home in S mode or Windows 10 Pro in S mode preinstalled.

If you have an existing Windows 10 S device, when you install the April 2018 Update, the device will become a Windows 10 Pro in S mode device.

You can switch out of S mode easily at any time through the Microsoft Store within Windows. There is no charge for switching the mode. The switch is one-way; if you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to S mode. See below for important additional limitations when switching out of S mode on devices that use the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

To learn more or switch out of S mode, go to the Microsoft Store within Windows and search for “switch out of S mode”.


Note

Switching out of S mode is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to S mode.
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Good work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2018 5:50 PM PDT
In reply to: S Mode

Thanks for this. I'm using an old fashioned switch method.

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what is the "old fashioned switch method"?
by James Denison / May 25, 2018 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Good work.

I'd not heard of "S" version of W10 before, and had this odd feeling there might be more to it, so went looking. I wondered if it was related to Signature Edition, but seems to be something different.

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Old fashioned.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2018 11:01 AM PDT

Wipe and install the version I wanted. It's what we had to do with the Windows N versions.

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You are a blessing from god my son.
by Swopernoper / May 24, 2018 6:49 PM PDT
In reply to: S Mode

Thanks!

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I suddenly feel younger
by James Denison / May 25, 2018 6:52 AM PDT

You're welcome.

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