Microsoft has confirmed of which the company is usually planning to convert Windows 10 S via a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” of which will be available in all versions of Windows.
Windows 10 S, a fresh operating system designed for simplicity, security, as well as also speed, was released by Microsoft last year. the idea locks a computer down to run applications only downloaded via official Windows Store, yet the slimmed-down as well as also restricted flavor of Windows did not exactly turn out to be a success.
Therefore, the company has right now decided Windows 10 S be offered as an optional mode rather than a dedicated operating system.
Windows 10 S was developed to simplify administration for school or business sysadmins of which want the ‘low-hassle’ guaranteed performance type. the idea has been designed to deliver predictable performance as well as also quality through Microsoft-verified apps via the Microsoft Store.
However, in a blog post published Wednesday, the corporate VP of Microsoft’s operating systems group, Joe Belfiore admitted of which the naming for Windows 10 S “was a bit confusing for both customers as well as also partners.”
Microsoft, therefore, decided of which the original type of Windows 10 S might disappear as well as also become an S Mode in Windows.
“Starting with the next update to Windows 10, coming soon, customers can choose to buy a fresh Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled, as well as also commercial customers will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled,” Belfiore said.
“We expect the majority of customers to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 in S mode,” he added.
Previous rumors also suggested of which Windows 10 Pro customers with S Mode enabled on their devices might have to pay $49 to disable the mode to get access to a full type of Windows 10 Pro, yet these rumors were inaccurate.
No user, be the idea a Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, as well as also Pro customer, has to pay anything to disable the S Mode, as Belfiore wrote of which “if a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition.“
“We expect This particular fresh approach will simplify as well as also make the idea possible for more customers to start using Windows in S mode: a familiar, productive Windows experience of which is usually streamlined for security as well as also performance across all our editions,” Belfiore said.
S Mode is usually required to with the next major Windows 10 update, thought to be called the Spring Creators Update, likely to arrive next month, as well as also the idea is usually right now up to PC makers to choose whether to enable the fresh S Mode or not.