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Introducing Windows 10 in S mode

Do the things you want with protection you can count on and performance that lasts, with Windows 10 in S mode.*

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Microsoft-verified security

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.1

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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.

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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 mode5 at any time and search the web for more choices.

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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 Hello2 for fast password-free sign-on.

Shop the latest PCs with Windows 10 in S mode

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  • Windows Hello

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  • Cortana

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  • Windows Ink

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  • Touchscreen

  • Security

  • S mode

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  • Windows Mixed Reality

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* 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.

1 According to NSS Labs reports at https://aka.ms/browser-security.

2 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

3 Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.

4 Touch capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

5 If you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back into S mode.

6 The connection between the Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC and the immersive headset requires full-sized HDMI and USB 3.0 ports; separate adapters may be required.

7 Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later; PC requirements may vary for available apps and content.

8 Up to 14.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM devices. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

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