Can I switch out of Windows 11 S mode to install apps that are not offered in the Microsoft Store?
Microsoft has announced Window 11 will be released to the public this October. The Windows 10 instructions below are being provided as reference only until the final user interface of Windows 11 is revealed.
Windows 11 Home in S mode helps keep your device secure by only allowing verified Microsoft Store Applications to be installed. You can switch out of Windows 10 Home in S mode if you want to install programs or applications that are not offered in the Microsoft store. You will not be able to go back to Windows 11 in S mode once you have switched out of s mode.
Use the steps below to switch your system out of S mode.
- Click the Start menu and select Settings.
- Click Update & Security.
- Select Activation from the menu on the left.
- Click Go to the Store.
- Click the Get button, then click Install.