Windows 10 Pro users can now 'sidegrade' to Windows 10 S easily
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 S installer that allows Windows 10 Pro users to sidegrade to Microsoft's new Windows 10 edition.
If you're interested in Windows 10 S but don't have a dedicated Windows 10 S device on hand, Microsoft is making it easier for you to try out the latest edition of Windows 10 on your already existing hardware. If you've got a device running Windows 10 Pro, you can now use Microsoft's Windows 10 S upgrade tool to switch to S from Pro.
The upgrade tool works on Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro Education, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education, and will automatically activate your PC once the upgrade is complete. You don't need to purchase a separate Windows 10 S product key to get activated. The installer won't work, however, on Windows 10 Home since Windows 10 S is technically a version of Windows 10 Pro with some advanced networking features.
This tool is aimed at those who wish to test Windows 10 S on their existing hardware, however it can be used as a way of putting Windows 10 S on any device you wish. Check out the upgrade tool here (opens in new tab) and let us know if you're going to be switching to Windows 10 S!
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I had it running with windows 10 Pro with a free update from 7 Pro.
Windows 10 S would be must useful for that computer as it would require less maintenance and anything it uses on it is from the store or windows update... except for the remote client i have installed on it... when windows provides a more straightforward solution to remote into it, cause RDP sucks, i will install windows 10 S on it
Pro is on the machines I need full access to, my Home tablets are the ones that I want S on.
Would switch my Surface 3 over to S in a heartbeat to speed it up and make it secure for the grand kids to use.