You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free


Windows 10 S was created to simplify administration for school sysadmins by running only apps from the Windows Store and designed to run on low-priced hardware.

Meanwhile, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore revealed in a comment on Twitter yesterday that next year Microsoft plans to demote its Windows 10 S operating system to a mode rather than continuing to support it as a completely distinct version of Windows.

Some Windows 10 users will now see this screen. That is why the Redmond giant has chose to include Windows 10 S in every Windows 10 version through a special S Mode which will arrive with an upcoming update. It was released on July 29,2015.It is the first version of Windows that receives ongoing feature updates. You can also install the update manually by downloading it from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

This new approach is vastly different from Microsoft's original strategy. Windows 10 S also pushed users towards Microsoft's first-party apps and services as there is a lack of 3rd party alternatives available on its store.

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.

Citing new data from the United Kingdom -based research consultancy Futuresource, Microsoft yesterday also highlighted the growing use of Windows 10 devices in K-12 education.

It's also worth noting that there are now no known issues with Windows 10 build 17115.

Microsoft will bring new S Mode to all editions of Windows 10. The past two major Windows 10 updates have been named "Creators Update" and "Fall Creators Update" respectively.