S Mode
Credit: microsoft.com

On March 7, the vice president of Microsoft Joe Belfiore posted and confirmed that Microsoft will be rolling out the Windows 10 S as a standalone iteration of its operating system. The company has named it the S Mode in Windows 10 proper.

The S Mode is going to be available to the customers of Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro. Previously some reports had suggested that Windows 10 Pro customers will be charged $49 in order to disable the S Mode. Now, the tech giant has confirmed that that the much-anticipated Windows 10 S Mode will, indeed, be free for all the users.

Belfiore confirmed via a blog post that despite the customer’s edition, the upgrade will be free for all. “If a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition.”

The company decided to go with the name S Mode in place of Windows 10 S because that would have created confusion for the partners and customers alike. The firm wanted to simplify the entire experience based on customers’ feedback.

“We expect the majority of customers to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 in S mode. If a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition. We expect to see new Windows 10 devices ship with S mode, available from our partners in the coming months, so check back here for updates,” added Belfiore.

After the next major update of Windows 10 launches, people will be able to purchase a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro computer with S mode already incorporated within it.

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