The latest Windows 10 trial version, the Insider build 17686 that will lead to the next fall update, includes traces of a switch to “S Mode” suggesting that in the future users will be able to switch to this variant of the system at will.
Microsoft introduces the switch to “Mode S” in Windows 10 Redstone 5
If you follow us you know the situation. Windows 10 S is (or was) a variant of the system that was introduced last year to compete with rivals such as Chrome books. Microsoft highlighted its greater lightness, security and ease of management and administration compared to Windows 10 standard, but its serious limitations due to the blocking of the installation of third-party applications to those certified by Microsoft in its official store, caused this version to be born dead.
Therefore, Microsoft invented an “S Mode” to replace it. For if , as is foreseeably users of these teams end up opting for the use of the full version of Windows 10, Microsoft will facilitate the transition to an option in the Microsoft Store which will disable this S mode . The option is similar to that offered by Microsoft to change versions of Windows 10, from Home to Pro, only in this case it will be free.
The novelty found in the trial version of Redstone 5 is that a user could perform the opposite way, something that until now was not possible. That is, move to “Mode S” from a complete version of the system. We do not know if it would be only for the original equipment with these S mode or for any computer with Windows 10.
We do not see too many reasons to use this “Mode S” due to the limited use of applications, but it could be interesting for a part of users and under certain conditions of use as long as it is reversible. This is indicated by the function found in the Insider version of the system, although it is not yet enabled for its use. We assume Microsoft will enable it in future trial versions.