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    • #1877519 Reply

      sgt173
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m on Windows 10 in S mode in 64 bit.

      I understand that I can’t while in S mode

      I want to put in Firefox and AVG Antivirus

      I just started setting it up and I didn’t release you can’t do most thing will in S Mode.

      How do i get of this?

    • #1877539 Reply

      sgt173
      AskWoody Lounger

      Also, do I want the 32 bit. 64 bit or just the 64 Bit one?

    • #1877552 Reply

      sgt173
      AskWoody Lounger

      What is S mode anyway.

      Some kind of Stuff for kids or what?

      I’m a 69 year old guy and I just want it for regular stuff like E mails and to search the web for stuff.

      This is so confusing for me to figure out. I’m a Windows 7 kind just, guy setting this up for my wife.

      Thank for any answers

      Sgt173

    • #1877560 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      I found this information in the Microsoft pages on Win10 S Mode:

      Windows 10 in S mode is a version of Windows 10 that’s streamlined for security and performance, while providing a familiar Windows experience. To increase security, it allows only apps from the Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing.

      You will find some of the answers to your questions on those pages.

    • #1877572 Reply

      Berton
      AskWoody_MVP

      Also, do I want the 32 bit. 64 bit or just the 64 Bit one?

      You can’t run both 32-bit and 64-bit at the same time, I’d leave it as it came as 64-bit.  Changing from one to the other requires a clean install, wipes out everything on the drive.

      Before you wonder "Am I doing things right," ask "Am I doing the right things?"
    • #1877579 Reply

      sgt173
      AskWoody Lounger

      I don’t want anything from Microsoft or the Edge unless I have to have it.

      PKCano you have already been a help to me,but when I set this thing up. It want crazy on me and start to boot up before I could choose the Untied States.

      I’m going thru Radiation and Immunization so I might say the write things sometimes.

      Thank you so much for your help.

    • #1877584 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      It’s very quick and easy to switch out of S mode, so that you can install non-Store apps :

      1. On your PC running Windows 10 in S mode, open Settings > Update & Security > Activation.

      2. Find the Switch to Windows 10 Home or Switch to Windows 10 Pro section, then select the Go to the Store link. (Note: Don’t select the link under Upgrade your edition of Windows. That’s a different process that will keep you in S mode.)

      3. On the page that appears in the Microsoft Store (Switch out of S mode or a similar page), select the Get button. After you confirm this action, you’ll be able to install apps from outside the Microsoft Store.

      Windows 10 in S mode FAQ

      How to Leave Windows 10’s S Mode

      It was the first thing I did on my Surface Go.

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    • #1877723 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      What is S mode anyway.

      Some kind of Stuff for kids or what?

      I’m a 69 year old guy and I just want it for regular stuff like E mails and to search the web for stuff.

      This is so confusing for me to figure out. I’m a Windows 7 kind just, guy setting this up for my wife.

      Thank for any answers

      Sgt173

      Here is a tutorial switching from S Mode to full Windows 10 home/pro.

      The computer will not reboot, will not download anything and it probably won’t even give you a status message. When we tried this on the HP Envy x2, the system changed to Windows 10 Pro instantly, but we only knew it had happened, because we checked system info and saw that it said “Windows 10 Pro” instead of “Windows 10 S.” Should you change your mind, you can’t revert to Windows 10 S, but why would you want to?

      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/upgrade-from-windows-10-s

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    • #1877736 Reply

      sgt173
      AskWoody Lounger

      Ok so Im not even in S mode. After all of that. So you are saying I don’t want to be is S mode.

    • #1877738 Reply

      sgt173
      AskWoody Lounger

      Im just confused … I was thinking it wouldnt let me get on the sites like firefox or anything

    • #1878199 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Ok so Im not even in S mode. After all of that. So you are saying I don’t want to be is S mode.

      Windows 10 S Mode is limited with no installing software outside Windows Store. So you don’t want to be in S Mode.

      Go to Settings > System > About. Scroll down to Windows Specifications. What does it show ?

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