"Windows 10 S" Changes From New OS To Upgrade, Says Microsoft

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With all that being said, the reports also noted that, even though the company would allow users to deactivate S Mode for free, Microsoft would however levy $49 from the users of Windows 10 Pro if they wished to deactivate this mode and access the complete version.

According to a sleuthing Windows Insiders, the name of the next Windows feature update appears to be named "Spring Creators Update".

Belfiore goes on to say that his employer expects the "majority of customers to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 in S Mode".

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This is quite a different stance than Microsoft took with its Surface Laptop when it launched with Windows 10 S last summer.

Since releasing Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has been criticized for the amount of data the operating system collects about users and sends back to the company for analysis.

This news comes straight from Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore, who tweeted it out last last night, stating, "Next year 10S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version". Microsoft seems intent on staying with the "Creators" theme for Windows 10, at this point. "If a customer does want to switch out of it, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition", the blog post added. The next version of Windows 10 is codenamed RS4, or Redstone 4, and the version after that is RS5, or Redstone 5. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector. 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. It can't be undone, and presumably that could be true for other Windows 10 editions.