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Microsoft to Bring 'S Mode' to Existing Windows 10 Versions in 2019

08 March 2018, 01:49 | Hattie Nash

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Around the same time, Thurrott reported some interesting usage figures that might give a clue as to why Microsoft intends to shelve the dedicated S version.

It appears as if the success of Windows 10 S has not been where Microsoft was hoping, as they're now encouraging users to start upgrading to the regular version of Windows and take advantage of a new Windows 10 S Mode. Last month's reports suggested that Windows 10 Home users will be allowed to disable S Mode free of charge, but Windows 10 Pro users may be required to pay a $49 fee to unlock the full version of the OS.

Say goodbye to Windows 10 S as a standalone SKU and hello to S Mode in Windows 10.

Tabs in File Explorer, along with the new and improved Sets feature is available with Windows 10 Redstone 5 build 17618 to those part of Skip Ahead in the Windows Insider program.

The operating system was rolled out in May 2017 as a stand-alone version of Microsoft's OS for desktop.

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This was obvious from previous year because Microsoft non-coincidentally announced Windows 10 S at the MicrosoftEDU Event held in NY last May.

The next major iteration of Windows 10 is due soon, either this month or early next, and based on all that we know so far, it's going to be worth the upgrade.

The news that Windows 10 will get an "S Mode" isn't actually new, as this information leaked in a Neowin article last week, but today Belfiore made it official.

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore tweeted the news on Tuesday.

. To make the evaluation process more efficient, Microsoft is using the GPU available on the device. Chrome OS has also been expanded to higher-end devices, giving these same audiences the option to opt for more power with devices such as the Google Pixelbook. "Next year 10S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO ..."

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