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  1. humbird's Avatar
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    Clean install windows 10 after deactivating windows 10 S mode


    The tilte says it all. I am getting a new laptop and will deactivate windows 10s Home to Windows 10 Home. After deactivating Windows 10s will I be able to do a format and install a clean copy of windows 10 home since it is supposed to be a one way street to deactivate 10s? Will 10s be totally gone from the system? What about activation after clean install? Will there be any problems there? Thanks for any knowledge on this.
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    Looks like I may have posted this in the wrong section. Should be in Installation and upgrade. You can move it.
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    See this. You take the risk. How to Install Windows 10 for ARM in QEMU
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  3. humbird's Avatar
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    bro67 said: View Post
    See this. You take the risk. How to Install Windows 10 for ARM in QEMU
    The laptops is actually this one. Not arm?
    Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L
    So will it be possible do you think? If not I will image the drive instead.
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    That is something that you learn from trying. That is odd that model has S on it. It should just take regular 10. The adguard link has a list of all iso versions available.
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    humbird said: View Post
    The tilte says it all. I am getting a new laptop and will deactivate windows 10s Home to Windows 10 Home. After deactivating Windows 10s will I be able to do a format and install a clean copy of windows 10 home since it is supposed to be a one way street to deactivate 10s? .
    You don't actually deactivate your Windows 10 in S Mode, what you do is switch out of S Mode. When you get the PC turn it on and set it up and make sure that it's activated. Then update the Store app before continuing,, you need an up to date Store to make the switch. Follow the steps in the tutorial below to switch out of S Mode. You'll then have a normal Windows 10 Home which will be activated with a digital license. You are correct, this is a one-way switch.

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free


    Once you have normal Windows 10 Home and it says it is activated you are free to do a clean install of Home if you wish. You won't need a key, it should activate from the existing digital license.
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    bro67 said: View Post
    That is something that you learn from trying. That is odd that model has S on it. It should just take regular 10. The adguard link has a list of all iso versions available.
    Yeah I thought it odd that it has 10s on it too. It is just a very cheap backup laptop for me. I am adding more ram ( 16 Gb) to it and a second sata 3 ssd (has extra slot and all hardware included) to it that I have at home. A good deal on under $400.00 (laptop and ram) if a bit underpowered.. Lol I was hoping I wouldn't have to experiment but I found no answer to that question searching the internet.
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    Bree said: View Post
    You don't actually deactivate your Windows 10 in S Mode, what you do is switch out of S Mode. When you get the PC turn it on and set it up and make sure that it's activated. Then update the Store app before continuing,, you need an up to date Store to make the switch. Follow the steps in the tutorial below to switch out of S Mode. You'll then have a normal Windows 10 Home which will be activated with a digital license. You are correct, this is a one-way switch.

    Switch out of S mode in Windows 10 for Free


    Once you have normal Windows 10 Home and it says it is activated you are free to do a clean install of Home if you wish. You won't need a key, it should activate from the existing digital license.
    Thanks Bree. That is actually what I thought but I love second opinions.Yes I did mean switch. Believe me I have been scouring the internet for an answer to my question. It seems nobody out there has done this or if they have they had no problems. Anyway I will image the system first just in case it goes south but I am pretty certin that it will install normally with no problems. I am going to give it a week or so before I do it to be sure windows is settled in. Someone that left a review on amazon said that they switched out of S mode and it swtched back but I kind of think they just did not change the app install from anywhere setting. Who knows though. Thanks! Going to mark this as solved and when I work up the courage to do it I will post my results here.
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    humbird said: View Post
    ... I have been scouring the internet for an answer to my question. It seems nobody out there has done this or if they have they had no problems...
    Not many here have done it, but there have been a few threads. This one, for example (where the tip to update the Store originated - post #9).

    Can't Get Out of S mode


    And this one switched 10 Pro out of S Mode.

    How to run apps not verified by my pc!!
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    Bree said: View Post
    Not many here have done it, but there have been a few threads. This one, for example (where the tip to update the Store originated - post #9).

    Can't Get Out of S mode


    And this one switched 10 Pro out of S Mode.

    How to run apps not verified by my pc!!
    Hi I did see those posts but they did not deal with a clean installation of Windows but never the less helpful. I also had read just a few days ago about others not being able to switch but that it was ok now with the update Microsoft did. I am supposing that that was the problem with the poster on Amazon though as that was a post from a little over a week ago.
    Thanks again.
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    Hi all, well I got the laptop yesterday and have finished setting it up. I switched out of S mode easily. It did lots of 1809 updates and I noticed the security failure audits were bak in 1809 just like my other laptop. Lol.It did not offer 1903 until I updated the Bios on it. It is updating to (downloading)1903 right now but is stuck for 5 minutes on the 99% mark. Hopefully won't have a problem. I have not gotten the ram for it yet. Maybe tomorrow cause it looks like it is sitting in my post office right now.Ah just got a message pending install. Installing now. Will let you all know how it goes.
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