Who is Windows® 10 S designed for?
Windows 10 S was inspired by students and teachers and it’s the best Windows ever for schools. It’s also a great choice for any Windows customer looking for consistent performance and advanced security. By limiting apps to those in the Windows Store, Windows 10 S is ideal for people who have everything they need in the…
I bought an app on another Windows® 10 PC. Can I use it on my Windows® 10 S PC?
Apps purchased from the Windows Store are linked to your Microsoft account. In most cases, if you install an app from the Windows Store on another Windows 10 PC, you should be able to install it on your Windows 10 S configured PC as long as you sign in with the same Microsoft® account.
Which apps and hardware work with Windows® 10 S?
Windows 10 S works exclusively with compatible apps from the Windows Store. The vast majority of apps available in the Windows Store will work on Windows 10 S the same way they will work on Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home. Note that some developer tools will not be supported for use on Windows 10 S and a small number of…
What happens if I need to use an App that is not compatible with Windows® 10 S?
If you try to use an app that is not available in the Windows Store, you will see a reminder that apps used with Windows 10 S must come from the Windows Store. In some instances, you may also see a suggestion for a category of similar apps or a specific app that is already available in the Windows Store. Note that some…
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset System Compatibility List
Which Acer and Predator computers are qualified to support the Windows Mixed Reality headsets? Acer has worked with Microsoft to ensure many of our systems are compatible with Acer Windows Mixed headsets. You can find a list of the system requirements for Windows Mixed Reality Ultra ( 90Hz )* systems as well as Acer…
Windows prompt "Review your privacy settings to get ready for the next update"
Why do I get the message "Review your privacy settings to get ready for the next update?" Microsoft is requesting users review their privacy settings before installing the latest major update to Windows 10. Users will be prompted with the message below, and asked to review thier privacy settings. You will have the option…
Error message "Something went wrong" when attempting to install the latest version of Windows 10
Why do I get the error "Something went wrong" when installing the latest Windows Updates Windows 10 version 1507 was released in July 2015. Microsoft has announced that this build of Windows will no longer receive security or quality updates. If you encounter the error "Something went wrong" when trying to update Windows,…
Systems with Intel® Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen CPUs may not receive updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Why do I get the error "Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows" when I try to install Windows updates? Intel® Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen are designed for newer Microsoft operating systems like Windows 10. Microsoft will not be providing Windows 7 or 8.1 updates for systems with these…
Intel Clover Trail processors are not currently supported in Windows 10 Creators Update
Why are text and icons showing as solid color blocks, or not appearing at all after installing Windows update? The following Intel Clover Trail processors are currently not supported on Windows 10 Creators Update: * Atom Z2760 * Atom Z2520 * Atom Z2560 * Atom Z2580 Microsoft is working with us to help provide compatible…
Windows 10: Use fingerprint reader to sign in
How do I setup the fingerprint reader on my Acer notebook? In addition to using an account password or PIN to sign in to Windows apps and services, you can also use the fingerprint reader to sign-in and unlock your Acer notebook. In order to use the fingerprint reader, you must first configure the fingerprint reader to…