With Windows 10 in S mode, your favorite applications, such as Office, Evernote and Spotify, are available from the Microsoft Store where they’re Microsoft-verified for security. You can also feel secure when you’re online. Microsoft Edge, your default browser, gives you more protection against phishing and socially-engineered malware than Chrome or Firefox.2
Performance that lasts
Start-ups are quick, and S mode is built to keep them that way. And with Microsoft Edge as your browser, your online experience, too, is fast and secure. Plus, you’ll enjoy a smoothly responsive experience, whether you’re streaming HD video, opening apps, or being productive on the go.
Choice and flexibility
Save your files to your favorite cloud, like OneDrive or Dropbox, and access them from any device you choose. Browse the Microsoft Store for thousands of apps, and if you don’t find exactly what you want, you can easily switch out of S mode4 at any time and search the web for more choices.
S mode, on a range of PCs
Enjoy all the great Windows multi-tasking features, like snapping Windows, task view and virtual desktops. You also get the full suite of built-in apps and all the newest Windows innovations, like Paint 3D, Windows Ink, and Windows Hello3 for fast password-free sign-on.
1 Windows 10 in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at windows.com/SmodeFAQ.
2 According to NSS Labs reports at https://aka.ms/browser-security.
3 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
4 If you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back into S mode.