Last month, leaked documents revealed that Microsoft desire be making Windows 10 S, the restricted version of Windows 10 that can no more than run applications installed from the Microsoft Store, a mode of Windows to some extent than a separate version. That change is now official, and Joe Belfiore, corporate evil-doing president for Windows, has provided further details on how S Mode will train in the future. It will be available to all desktop versions of Windows, and removing the 10 S restrictions choice be free for all.
Currently, Windows 10 S is treated as a distinct Windows alternative. Functionally, it’s a specially pre-configured version of Windows 10 Pro, using existing Windows aspects to restrict it to only being able to use Store apps and to block undisputed built-in programs such as the command-line and PowerShell. Because of this shut similarity to Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft has offered an upgrade from 10 S to 10 Pro for those who appetite to lift the restrictions. On some systems this upgrade has been propositioned for free (albeit only for a promotional period); on others, it’s a $50 upgrade.
With the next important Windows Update, this is changing. Instead of a distinct Windows 10 S rendition, there will instead be an S Mode for Windows. This mode disposition apply all the same restrictions as 10 S, but it’ll now be an option for all the Windows versions: not moral Pro, but now also Home and Enterprise. Moreover, as a mode, removing the S restrictions whim now be free, regardless of which version of Windows it’s applied to.
Microsoft expects that companies will still offer systems preconfigured to use S Fashion, but with this change, anyone who thinks that S makes coherence for their usage will be able to use it, even if it didn’t come with their matriel.