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Windows 10 - S Mode

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Tony D, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    What is MS thinking? They have this S-Mode thing with Windows 10. I just ran into it installing a new computer. I guess this S-Mode could be a good thing for the clueless user. Problem is that you can't use anything unless it's from the MS Store. You can't install the programs that you've purchased!

    You can switch out of S-Mode, but it's a one-way street. Once you switch out of S-Mode so that you can install your own programs, you can't switch back into S-Mode. Also, if you want to switch out of S-Mode, you need to go to the MS Store - well, that requires both an Internet connection AND a MS account.

    What are they smoking at MS?
     
  2. IJAC

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    Yes you are correct they created the S mode I suppose to make it a little cheaper or just to mess with the public.M$ is digging there self a big hole in my opinion. If John and Jane Q public would start learning other operating systems M$ would be in trouble.That is why I switched to Linux I was sick and tired of all the crap with updates breaking PC'S and all the other problems.Although if M$ keeps messing up it makes more work for us and more $.
    I think they are smoking the wacky weed myself.
     
  3. Seth Anthony

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    In theory, S-Mode can be a good thing.

    In practice, the end result will usually be, "Get me out of this mode, I can't install or use what I want".
     
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    Brings new meaning to Do not drink the Kool Aid.
     
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    My thoughts exactly Seth I like (when in windows) to install and play around with different software.I also don't like the idea of going to the M$ store and have to take what they have.I do have a micro$oft account but rarely use it.

    Don't drink the cool aide please!
     
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    It is definitely one of the more ridiculous ideas that Microsoft has had.
     

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