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GIORGIAS9
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Windows S mode

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Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode

Hi, I've recently bought an HP stream 14 laptop which has Windows in S mode. I would like to switch this mode off because I need google chrome to work. Do someone assure me that I can download Google Chrome if I remove the S mode. And do I have to do something special after removing it? Like install an antivirus or install Microsoft office again. Thanks for your answer.

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@GIORGIAS9 Welcome to HP Community!

 

I understand that you would like to switch off the mode.

 

Windows 10 in S mode is designed for security and performance, exclusively running apps from the Microsoft Store. If you want to install an app that isn't available in the Microsoft Store, you'll need to switch out of S mode. Switching out of S mode is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to Windows 10 in S mode. There's no charge to switch out of S mode.

  • On your PC running Windows 10 in S mode, open Settings  > Update & Security  > Activation.
  • In the Switch to Windows 10 Home or Switch to Windows 10 Pro section, select Go to the Store. (If you also see an "Upgrade your edition of Windows" section, be careful not to click the "Go to the Store" link that appears there.)
  • On the Switch out of S mode (or similar) page that appears in the Microsoft Store, select the Get button. After you see a confirmation message on the page, you'll be able to install apps from outside of the Microsoft Store.

Learn how to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

 

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