1. SalableFawn's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I'm wondering if Windows 10S will be made available to those currently on Windows 10 Home?

    If so, would there be any performance benefit for low-end, 2-in-1 type devices?

    Cheers,
    Mitch
    05-03-2017 05:49 AM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    Well all I can tell you is they said it would be free to switch for schools. It might be free to switch for anyone? We on't know.

    The performance factor, is something they mentioned in the talk, but for some reason everyone's been fixated on the store-only thing.

    I want someone to get in there and benchmark/real-time test this beast and tell us for sure - is windows s faster? If it is, that's very important IMO.

    If it is, it's not windows lite, its windows streamlined. And that has some appeal, especially as you say, for low end hard-ware. Come on guys give us some real answers on windows s! test that beast, get under the hood!

    My guess would be it is, and they stripped services down to achieve it. But I wanna know, and I want someone to actually talk about it.

    Get yourselves a PC with some low specs. A tablet, whatever. Time the app loading, and logging in time. Time multi-tasking. There's a UWP for video editing - time some damned video crunching on pro versus s. Please god, let us know lol!
    05-03-2017 06:25 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    If you want 10 S, just uninstall all the programs and only use Store apps.
    rdubmu likes this.
    05-04-2017 05:02 PM
  4. rgc6789's Avatar
    Originally posted by xandros9
    If you want 10 S, just uninstall all the programs and only use Store apps.
    Not the same. I have 2 kids with laptops that I'd like to put S on. It allows you to still connect them to Azure AD, but keeps them more secure since they can't install apps other than those available in the store.
    05-04-2017 06:46 PM
  5. matt john2's Avatar
    I seriously don't see any real benefits of the Windows 10 S. If you want your kid's computer safe and secure then don't give them any Admin privileges, install Tinywall(firewall) and regularly update their device. It's what I do in every computers in our house, they can install apps from store they just can't install install win32 applications without my confirmation as the admin.
    xandros9 and MrElectrifyer like this.
    05-04-2017 08:09 PM
  6. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    It allows you to still connect them to Azure AD, but keeps them more secure since they can't install apps other than those available in the store.
    That's literally what the following option built into the creators update does:

    restricting-app-installation-just-store.png

    Simply select it using an admin account on your kids' Laptops, and setup a standard user account for your kids on their Laptop. Done, no need to permanently restrict yourself.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-07-2017 06:14 AM
  7. SalableFawn's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Like Drael touched on, I'm interested to know whether Windows 10S will be any faster on cheap hardware, owing to the more streamlined OS.

    I guess time will tell!
    05-08-2017 02:53 AM
  8. matt john2's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Like Drael touched on, I'm interested to know whether Windows 10S will be any faster on cheap hardware, owing to the more streamlined OS.

    I guess time will tell!
    It's lighter to which can be translated to being snappier=feels faster. Though might not be a big of a difference from Windows 10 in overall performance as W10 is already very forgiving on low spec computers. To give you an example I have been using W10 in my 10 y/o Dell laptop without any issues except some drivers with my laptop being too old.
    05-09-2017 09:42 AM
  9. SEB2014's Avatar
    would love to download and install windows 10S on my Surface 3 to extend its battery life!
    05-17-2017 09:30 AM
  10. Fayzul Omar's Avatar
    I'm extremely curious whether Windows 10 S can make my Asus T100 perform better...
    Yesterday 08:19 AM

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