You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free

Gwen Vasquez
March 10, 2018

There are new Font settings in the Settings app, replacing the Control Panel functionality, and you can now download new fonts from the Microsoft Store.

The confirmation arrived on Twitter from the Microsoft Vicepresident, Joe Belfiore.

It's still unclear as to why this change is happening, though improving the ease of moving between Windows 10 S and regular Windows 10 isn't a bad idea.

Microsoft announced Windows 10 S in 2017 as a lightweight version of its Windows 10 operating system, created to compete with Google's Chrome OS.

Last September, Microsoft extended the deadline to upgrade from Windows 10 S to regular Windows 10 by three months, with the new deadline being March 31, 2018.

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Both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience, without Win32 programs.

This new approach is vastly different from Microsoft's original strategy. It can't be undone, and presumably that could be true for other Windows 10 editions. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector.

"We use Windows 10's as an option for schools or companies who need a version for simple tasks, but with guaranteed performance". Microsoft has certified that they are giving up Windows 10 S as an independent iteration of its platform and will instead offer an "S Mode" in already-existing versions, starting next year.

Previous rumors suggested that Windows 10 Home users will be able to disable S Mode free of charge, while users of Windows 10 Pro with S Mode would have to cough up $49 to get the full version of Windows 10. The Verge speculates that Microsoft might simply make the unlock process of the new "S Mode" more obvious so that customers will know immediately what version of the operating system they're running.

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