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Help How to switch out of S Mode Windows 10

Windows 10 Trouble : How to switch out of S Mode
Error Trouble : Hi My client bought a bunch of Surface Pro X with the ARM processors. The processors are a pain but thats not the problem. There is no way to switch out of S mode. I went to Activation but there is not an option to switch to Home version. I can only update the product key. How do you turn off S mode on a Surface Pro X that does not have the option to switch to Windows Home?

User : DuncanE303
Question : How to switch out of S Mode
Update : Last reply June 9, 2021
Solved : Yu – Shi
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Answer : 4 replies

How to Fix How to switch out of S Mode on Windows 10?

  1. Hello,

    Did you follow the instructions here – “How do I switch out of S mode?”

    Windows 10 in S mode FAQ (microsoft.com)

  2. Hi, DuncanE303

    Thanks for posting in the community.

    According to your description, you cannot switch out of S mode in Windows 10.

    Switching out of S mode in Windows 10 (microsoft.com)

    You can update your Windows 10 S to the latest version, and then proceed with the solution in the above link to check whether it can normally switch out of S mode in Windows 10.

    If it still does not work, you may need to try to reinstall the system to ‘exit’:

    Reinstall Windows 10 using installation media

    This option will use a tool to create installation media which you can use to completely wipe the disk and install a fresh copy of Windows 10. This option requires you to use an external storage device such as a USB drive, and will give you an option to choose what to keep during installation.  

     

    Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

     

    An internet connection

     

    An external storage device such as a USB drive, SD card, or external hard drive with at least 8GB of available space.

    Create the installation media

    First, create the installation media that you’ll use to reinstall Windows 10. 

     

    Make sure you’ve backed up any files on your device that you wish to save onto an external storage device such as a USB drive, SD card, or external hard drive, or upload your files to OneDrive.

    Note: If you use an external storage device to back up files, make sure it’s a different one than the one you’ll be using to download Windows 10 installation media.

     

    Download the Windows 10 installation media to a separate external storage device that has at least 8GB of available space. Everything on this drive will be deleted to complete the download, so make sure it’s empty before you proceed. Here’s how:

     

    On a working PC, go to the Microsoft software download website and select Download tool now.

     

    When the download is complete, open the tool from your desktop, and then select Yes when asked if you’d like to allow the app to make changes to your device.

     

    When the Windows 10 Setup guide appears, accept the license terms and agreements.

     

    Select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC, and then select Next.

     

    Choose a language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit), and then select Next.

     

    Select USB flash drive, and then select Next.

     

    Follow the steps to create installation media, and then select Finish.

    Use the installation media to reinstall Windows 10

    Connect the installation media you created to your PC and reinstall Windows 10. 

     

    Open File Explorer  and select the drive with the installation media.

     

    From the root directory of the drive, double-click setup.exe, and then select Yes when asked if you’d like to allow the app to make changes to your device.

     

    Select Change what to keep.

     

    Select one of the following options, and then select Next:

     

    Keep personal files and apps – This will preserve your personal data, apps, and settings.

     

    Keep personal files only – This will preserve your personal data and settings, but all your apps will be removed.

     

    Keep nothing – This will remove all personal data, settings, and apps.

     

    Warning: You cannot undo a reinstallation of Windows 10. Be sure to back up your files first if you choose the Keep nothing option. 

     

    To finish, select Install to start reinstalling Windows 10 on your PC.

     

    Your PC will restart several times during the reinstallation.

     

    If you have any updates, please feel free and come back to share with us.

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  3. In reply to DuncanE303’s post on June 8, 2021

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting in the community.

    According to your description,

    If this is the case, you can reset your Surface to factory settings,

    Then perform the switch out of S mode in Windows 10 operation to check whether it is valid.

    This is because the operation of “Switch out of S mode in Windows 10” is irreversible.

    If you have any updates, please feel free and come back to share with us.

    Kindly Mark and Vote this reply if it helps, as it will be beneficial to more community members reading here.

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