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    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro

    How to Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro
    Published by Category: Installation & Upgrade
    21 Dec 2019
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro


    S mode is an enhanced security mode of Windows 10. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise in S mode powers affordable, cloud-ready devices that are simple, secure, and efficient. Users can get started quickly, thanks to self-service deployment and a familiar Windows experience. Low-price S mode devices offer tailored solutions for kiosks, digital signs, and task work. If your device is running Windows 10 version 1709, or Windows 10 version 1803, you can switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro.

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

    If you have Windows 10 S installed, you can switch to Windows 10 Pro easily at any time through the Windows Store for an affordable price, or by by entering your Windows 10 Pro product key.

    Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 S users who use accessibility technology will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free. Microsoft has announced it is extending the ability to switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for free until March 31, 2018.

    Education customers can switch Windows 10 S devices to Windows 10 Pro Education free of charge using the Microsoft Store for Education. For more information, see Switch to Windows 10 Pro Education from Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 S.

    This tutorial will show you how to easily switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro without losing anything.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to switch to Windows 10 Pro.



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    Switch to Windows 10 Pro from Store


    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 Store link on the right side under Switch to Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshot below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_store-1.jpg

    3 If you're eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro or have a digital license linked to this Microsoft account, then click/tap on the Start upgrade button, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_store-2.jpg

    4 If you're not eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, then click/tap on the $49.00 button to purchase Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshot below)

    If you already have a Windows 10 Pro product key, then click/tap on the I have a Windows 10 Pro product key link instead, and go to step 3 in Option Two below.

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_store-2b.jpg

    5 When ready to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, click/tap on the Yes, let's go button. (see screenshot below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_store-3.png

    6 Windows will now restart the computer and start switching your PC to Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshot below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-restart.jpg

    7 When finished, you can sign in to Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshots below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-sign_in_windows_10.jpg Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Switch to Windows 10 Pro by Entering Product Key


    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 Change product key link on the right side under Switch to Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshot below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_change_key-1.jpg

    3 Enter your Windows 10 Pro product key, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not currently have your Windows 10 Pro product key available, then you can enter the generic product key for Windows 10 Pro below. This key will allow you to switch your PC to Windows 10 Pro, but will not activate it.

    (Windows 10 Pro)
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    OR

    (Windows 10 Pro N)
    2B87N-8KFHP-DKV6R-Y2C8J-PKCKT

    After your PC has been switched to Windows 10 Pro, you'll need to activate Windows with your Windows 10 Pro product key when you're able to next.

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_change_key-2.png

    4 When ready to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, click/tap on Start. (see screenshot below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_change_key-3.png

    5 Windows will now restart the computer and start switching your PC to Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshots below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro_from_change_key-4.png
    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-restart.jpg

    6 When finished, you can sign in to Windows 10 Pro. (see screenshots below)

    Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-sign_in_windows_10.jpg Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro-switch_to_windows_10_pro.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,994
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #1

    Update:

    Microsoft has announced it is extending the ability to switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for free until March 31, 2018.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 787
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1
       #2

    According to Microsoft (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-93baebeebc85), if you switch out of S mode, you cannot run 64 bit applications and you cannot install an application that does not come from their store; if you have a special situation where you have to install custom software, you can't do it. I would not buy a PC that has S mode installed.

    MS created 11 to help out PC manufactures (possible kickback) because you have to have the right processor, TPM, etc to run it. Now they are helping out their selves by selling products from their store. Maybe time to move away from Windows.
      My Computer

  3. NMI's Avatar
    NMI
    Posts : 872
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
       #3

    rdwray said:
    According to Microsoft (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-93baebeebc85), if you switch out of S mode, you cannot run 64 bit applications ...
    I don't understand why it says that, because it's not true.

    rdwray said:
    ... and you cannot install an application that does not come from their store; if you have a special situation where you have to install custom software, you can't do it.
    It doesn't say that. The whole point of switching out of S mode is so that you CAN do that.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 787
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1
       #4

    NMI said:
    I don't understand why it says that, because it's not true.


    It doesn't say that. The whole point of switching out of S mode is so that you CAN do that.
    What I am starting to find out is that the Qualcomm processor is the problem, not Intel or AMD.

    - - - Updated - - -

    After talking to Dell, they have several OS and unless it says 64 bit, it will only run 32 bit programs out of S mode even though it is an Intel processor. Be very careful when buying a new PC they are really misleading the public.
      My Computer


 

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