Microsoft is focusing all its attention on its new version of Windows called the Windows 10 S which is designed to serve as competition for the Chrome OS. The company announced Windows 10 S initially as a dedicated version with the purpose of educating clients that are restricted to running Microsoft Store apps. According to reports reaching us from our sources, Microsoft is planning a new “S Mode” for the Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro.
Our sources report that this S Mode will essentially lock down any copy of Windows so that it can only be able to run apps from the Microsoft Store, yet it will still be able to do what the Windows 10 S operating system was built to do. 60% of Windows 10 S users have reportedly remained on the OS rather than switching to the Windows 10 Pro for no charge at all. However, a 0.6 fraction of those who switch, do so within the first day of owning a Windows 10 device, and if they don’t do so in a week then 83% stick with Windows 10 S.
Although it is astonishing that users of Windows seem contented with using just Microsoft Store apps, it has become apparent that the company’s new tactic will cause more of its users to obtain devices with the enabled S Mode. Reports show that Microsoft is planning to permit Windows Home users to disable the S Mode free of charge, but Windows 10 Pro customers with S Mode enabled on their device will be forced to pay a sum of $49 to get access to a full version of Windows 10 Pro.
It’s a strategy of chance that requires a vivid explanation both from Microsoft and its various PC partners to avoid confusion of consumers. Even though the Home versions have a free switch path, the charge for the Pro versions could irritate consumers who opt for more premium devices. this all depends on if OEMs ship devices with the S Mode enabled.