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# 242817 15-Nov-2018 15:50
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Just brought an asus laptop to find nothing can be installed on it

 

The version is windows 10 pro in s mode v1803 build17134.48

 

I go to the store and click on Still want to install apps from outside the store.

 

I arrive at Switch out of S mode - you cannot switch out of s mode on this version of the store.

 

So I then click on Update MS store.

 

It says its already installed so I click launch and nothing happens.

 

I clicked on Get and the page just stays where it is and says its installed.

 

I click launch again and nothing happens

 

What do I do now?

 

 


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  # 2127272 15-Nov-2018 16:00
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Nothing really.

 

Windows S is designed for low end education use. (schools) and scured to the hilt to stop such things. Including only store apps I'm afrad

 

 

How is it different from Windows 10 Home or Pro?

 

The big difference between Windows 10 S and any other version of Windows 10 is that 10 S can only run applications downloaded from the Windows Store. Every other version of Windows 10 has the option to install applications from third-party sites and stores, as has the majority of versions of Windows before it.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/03/windows-10-s-microsoft-faster-pc-comparison 


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  # 2127275 15-Nov-2018 16:04
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prior to v1809, yes you need to update the Store app first to switch out of S Mode manually.

 

Try to update the Store app again, or leave it 24 hours and Windows Update should have updated all the apps


 
 
 
 


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  # 2127277 15-Nov-2018 16:06
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Oblivian:

 

Nothing really.

 

Windows S is designed for low end education use. (schools) and scured to the hilt to stop such things. Including only store apps I'm afrad

 

 

How is it different from Windows 10 Home or Pro?

 

The big difference between Windows 10 S and any other version of Windows 10 is that 10 S can only run applications downloaded from the Windows Store. Every other version of Windows 10 has the option to install applications from third-party sites and stores, as has the majority of versions of Windows before it.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/03/windows-10-s-microsoft-faster-pc-comparison 

 

 

 

 

S is now a Mode rather than a separate edition.  so Home and Home in S Mode, Pro and Pro in S Mode etc.

 

You can switch out of S Mode, currently its only 1 way choice.


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  # 2127280 15-Nov-2018 16:22
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So it looks like you need to sign into Windows with a Microsoft Account then make a change in the MS Account portal to disable.

 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4456067/windows-10-switch-out-of-s-mode

 

 




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  # 2127285 15-Nov-2018 16:29
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Hi

 

I'll try leaving the updates running

 

It was bought specifically for a school child, but I can't even install antivirus on it.

 

 

 

Ford

 

 


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  # 2127289 15-Nov-2018 16:37
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Ford:

 

It was bought specifically for a school child, but I can't even install antivirus on it.

 

There is already suitable Antivirus included with Windows 10. There is no need to install a third party product.





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  # 2127507 15-Nov-2018 20:55
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Some schools require an anti-virus product for byod connections to the network. I get the impression the default ms product is not always acceptable.

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