Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free  

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free

    How to Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free
    Published by Category: Installation & Upgrade
    06 Nov 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free


    Windows 10 in S mode is designed for security and performance, exclusively running apps from the Microsoft Store. If you want to install an app that isn't available in the Microsoft Store, you'll need to switch out of S mode. There's no charge to switch out of S mode.

    Switching out of S mode is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to Windows 10 in S mode.

    For more details about Windows 10 in S mode, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to switch out of Windows 10 in S mode to the current Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, or Windows 10 Education edition for free.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to switch out of S mode in Windows 10.




    Here's How:

    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & Security icon.

    2 Click/tap on Activation on the left side, and click/tap on the Go to the Microsoft Store link under the Switch to Windows 10 <current edition> section on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    The <current edition> (ex: Home) of Windows 10 will be the same as what you currently have in S mode.

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free-switch_out_of_s_mode.jpg

    3 Click/tap on the Get button on the Switch out of S mode page in the Microsoft Store app. (see screenshot below)

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free-store_switch-out-s-mode-windows-10.jpg

    4 Click/tap on the Install button when ready to start switching out of S mode. (see screenshot below)

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free-store_install_switch-out-s-mode-windows-10.jpg

    5 When prompted, click/tap on Yes, let's go to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free-confirm_switch_out_of_s_mode_in_windows_10.jpg

    6 You will now switch out of S mode silently in the background until finished (not long). Restarting the computer is not required.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 11,331
    Windows10
       #1

    I can verify this method works. First thing I did recently on a cheap HP laptop bought for commuting use.
      My Computer


 

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