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Windows 7: Windows 10 S?

15 Oct 2019   #1
antioch

Windows 7 Professional SPI 64bit
 
 
Windows 10 S?

It has been a while since last here, though I have kept an eye on 'what should we do after January 2020 and a couple of others connected to this subject.
I have searched the forums for any recent discussion regarding Windows 10 S. I know what the 'S' stands for.
I was thinking of posting a thread - 'general discussion' seems appropriate????

Rgds
Antioch


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15 Oct 2019   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Antioch,

You might see if the tutorial below may help for Windows 10 in S mode.

Install Windows 10 in S Mode on a Windows 10 PC | Tutorials
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15 Oct 2019   #3
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

...and this one. Note that S Mode is now also available as Home in S Mode in addition to Pro in S Mode.


Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro | Tutorials
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15 Oct 2019   #4
antioch

Windows 7 Professional SPI 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Antioch,

You might see if the tutorial below may help for Windows 10 in S mode.

Hello Brink
Many thanks for your response - Breelander has what I was looking for i.e. from 10S to Pro but would prefer Home, not the other way round.

Rgds
Antioch
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15 Oct 2019   #5
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antioch View Post
Breelander has what I was looking for i.e. from 10S to Pro but would prefer Home, not the other way round.
That entirely depends on what edition the OEM chose to install. Some S Mode machines come with Home S, some with Pro S.

You can only switch to the 'non-S' edition of the one you got, Home S can only switch to Home, and Pro S can only switch to Pro.
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15 Oct 2019   #6
antioch

Windows 7 Professional SPI 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Breelander View Post
...and this one. Note that S Mode is now also available as Home in S Mode in addition to Pro in S Mode.

Switch from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 Pro | Tutorials

Hello Breelander
Thank you for the link - that's what I have been looking for.
The link says MS will allow the switch to Pro for free until March 2018 so time has run out?
I am sure I read an article a couple of months ago indicating this had been extended and was free.
I will pop over to the Ten Forums and see if it can be done to WIN 10 Home

Many thanks for your help


Rgds
Antioch
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15 Oct 2019   #7
antioch

Windows 7 Professional SPI 64bit
 
 

Just seen your reply but after I posted to you.
What you say is how I currently understand the swap - Home to Home - Pro to Pro.
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15 Oct 2019   #8
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antioch View Post
Just seen your reply but after I posted to you.
What you say is how I currently understand the swap - Home to Home - Pro to Pro.

Yes, and over on Ten Forums users have recently reported they can still switch for free. At least, on machines they have just purchased.
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16 Oct 2019   #9
antioch

Windows 7 Professional SPI 64bit
 
 

My thanks to Brink and Breelander.
I will transfer to the Ten Forum for further advice and opinion.
Rgds
Antioch
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