Microsoft to make Windows S a 'mode' of Windows 10


Microsoft confirmed yesterday that its lightweight, education-focused Windows 10 S operating system will soon be turned into a mode that can be switched on and off, instead of a full operating system.

A leaked image from Twitter user Pennybridge1969, spotted by The Verge, reveals the name of the new operating system: "Spring Creators Update".

We haven't quite reached March's Patch Tuesday yet, but Microsoft is shipping a small cumulative update for PCs on the Windows 10 Creators Update (via Neowin).

Some Windows 10 users will now see this screen.

Authorities in France, for example, took formal action against Microsoft in 2016 for "excessive collection of personal data", although they closed that case in June after the company introduced a new privacy dashboard and other changes.

The issue occurred with users when they installed the Creators Update on their devices which let the PC to freeze and make the UI completely unresponsive. Insiders will see different versions of the new privacy interface, allowing Microsoft to see which options might work best for a wider audience.

Both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience, without Win32 programs.

Gaming just got even better with Windows 10. Next year 10 S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO. This is also the reason why Windows 10 S computers are more secure and are able to deliver consistent performance.

Microsoft will bring new S Mode to all editions of Windows 10. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.