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Windows 10 S a Flop? Becoming a 'Mode' in 2019
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10 March, 2018

In order to give manufacturers and schools the option to lock down their Windows machines, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 S will make the shift from a full fledged OS to a mode available in all versions of Windows 10.

A leaked image from Twitter user Pennybridge1969, spotted by The Verge, reveals the name of the new operating system: "Spring Creators Update".

Microsoft today released a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 devices running Creators Update aka version 1703.

Some Windows 10 users will now see this screen. Microsoft says such information helps it improve its products and services, but privacy advocates and regulators haven't always agreed.

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The update will also introduce a new privacy setup interface and new privacy setting options.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

Gaming just got even better with Windows 10. Futuresource reported that Google's Chromebooks continue to dominate the USA school market, with a 59.6 percent share in the fourth quarter of 2017, but added that Microsoft has seen growing adoption through its expanding lineup of lower-cost, education-focused Windows devices.

This is quite a different stance than Microsoft took with its Surface Laptop when it launched with Windows 10 S last summer. Further, Joe Belfiore stated that there was confusion about this version of the OS from Microsoft's partners and consumers. The past two major Windows 10 updates have been named "Creators Update" and "Fall Creators Update" respectively. "I think it's totally fine/good that it's not mentioned". This is also the reason why Windows 10 S computers are more secure and are able to deliver consistent performance. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.


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