The last seven days have seen the arrival of a bunch of gaming news - courtesy of gamescom -, some optional Windows updates, and the unveiling of the Edge Beta branch. Be sure to catch up below.
S mode RSS
According to various reports, some users running Windows 10 in S mode are finding themselves unable to switch to a full version of the operating system, as the Store isn't working properly.
A new report suggests that Microsoft might be working on a lightweight version of Windows 10 that's meant to supersede Windows 10 S. This new version may, however, not have Windows in the name.
Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17686 to the Fast ring, and there's a new Settings option, which says 'Switch to S mode'. It's just a teaser though, as it doesn't do anything.
A listing for 'Switch out of S Mode' has appeared in the Microsoft Store, although it only seems to be available for those that are in S mode, and on the current preview for the spring update.
A lot of things took place over in Redmond this past week, from the switch to the Redstone 5 branch, to worthwhile gaming goodies and updates aplenty. Catch up with our handy guide.
In a blog post today, Microsoft confirmed that with the upcoming spring update to Windows 10, S Mode will be available for all editions of the OS, and upgrades to full Windows will be free.
Windows 10 S was released as a standalone OS last year, and then rumors started flying around that it would be discontinued. This is because S mode will live on in all Windows 10 SKUs from 2019.