Microsoft designs Windows 10 S to serve as a lightweight. It is a more secure version of Windows 10 for lower-end devices. Meanwhile, the S Mode in Windows 10 will only support apps that are downloaded from the Windows Store. It clearly indicates the supposed version of Windows can only download Microsoft-approved familiar apps. Microsoft claims it has mastered this approach since the furious days of Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 with Bing tried to position Microsoft as the sole provider of apps. The new version allows for a startup time of fewer than 5 seconds as opposed to the 30 – 40 second startup time of Windows 10 Pro.
Its configuration settings like Wi-Fi, webcam, and others across an entire classroom of students, is simpler with inserting a USB stick in each of their laptop devices. Microsoft has also positioned Windows 10 S as being in competition with Google’s Chrome OS to a PC operating system. Moreover, its resilience to viruses is mostly a side-effect of the inability to install apps not approved by Microsoft. It is noteworthy that Windows viruses have tended to erupt from untrustworthy internet downloads.
You should find a must-have app that isn’t available in the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 S. People can switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home or Pro by just going to the Windows Store and searching for Switch out of S Mode”. Microsoft used to charge a fee for this service, but now it’s free for everyone. Microsoft will also allow users that upgrade to Windows 10 Pro to move back down to Windows 10 S with charging a fee for this service, fortunately, now it’s free for everyone. You will find the shiny new Surface Laptop 2 now ships with Windows 10 Home, not in S Mode like previous versions. The company initially announced as a standalone OS in May 2017, Windows 10 S is experiencing some controversy at release.