Windows 10 S to become an 'S Mode' of existing Windows 10 in 2019!

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  1. BeastsForever.TheDragon

    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    Microsoft is set to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to merely a mode for existing Windows 10 versions in 2019. The new development, which was initially a part of the rumour mill, has now been confirmed by Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore. The Redmond giant launchedWindows 10 S in May last year as a lightweight version of Windows 10 - targeting schools and other institutions - to take on Google's Chrome OS.

    Belfiore, in a tweet on Wednesday, said, "Next year, 10 S will be a 'mode' of existing versions, not a distinct version." By switching to the new 'S Mode', your Windows 10 system will no longer be able to install apps from any third-party sources and will instead only accept apps from Microsoft Store. Also, the apps will run in a limited nature, just as they perform operations on Windows 10 S operating system.

    The tweet posted by Belfiore also confirms that Microsoft is planning to bring the S Mode to all existing Windows 10 versions, including Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro. It was previously rumoured that Windows 10 Home users with the by default enabled S Mode will be able to switch to the full-fledged Windows 10 Home for free, while the users with S Mode will need to pay $49 to get access to Windows 10 Pro.

    It is worth pointing out here that Windows 10 S machines already have the option to switch to a full Windows 10 version. Microsoft even last year offered a chance to all Windows 10 S users to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free. That free upgrade was recently extended until March 2018.

    Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed the new development.

    It will happen in 2019.
  2. GoHack

    GoHack Notebook Consultant

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    Is there anyway to setup Windows Home or Pro to run like S?

    The problems w/Windows 10 is, to me anyway, is about all the worthless junk that is running in the background, which eats up both memory and cpu cycles.

    Applications like Cortana and such running in the background someplace, and god knows what else.

    I myself, like a clean and efficient running system, as do many others I'm sure, especially when it comes to gaming, or any other application, where I know I'm getting the maximum performance out of my hardware.

    Windows 10S sounded nice at first, w/it being a stripped down version of the OS, until I read about it is tied to the Windows Store, and its not being able to run any third party applications.

    Wouldn't it be great if you could go into a gaming mode, which essentially is running in a 10S like environment, allowing only the application you are running, be it a game, an engineering or mathematical application, etc., to run.
  3. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Use O&O Shutup10 to disable various aspects of the Windows 10 spying apparatus.

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