1. Ananthu Sudheesh's Avatar
    Can we download files from the browser like we used to do in windows 10 pro?
    05-24-2017 06:47 AM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    Of course.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-24-2017 06:49 AM
  3. jmork's Avatar
    Yes. Just cant run .exe files - as far as I understand....
    05-24-2017 07:20 AM
  4. Rodgers Momanyi's Avatar
    Yes...only that if they are .exe files tey won't install unless you upgrade to windows 10 pro
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-24-2017 07:29 AM
  5. ROMA SERVICIOS DIGITALES's Avatar
    yES SURE

    Including portable apps! I am using Visual Studio Code. Works just fine
    05-24-2017 08:11 AM
  6. k1s23's Avatar
    hey, yeah and the files you download will open in their respective apps. the only exception as mentioned above are .exe apps which cannot be opened.
    05-24-2017 10:06 AM
  7. matt7709's Avatar
    Sure. Why not?
    05-24-2017 12:04 PM
  8. Surapathi_121-0's Avatar
    Be sure that you work on non-Classic Win32 apps because the OS will never let's you install those types. You can download other things like movies, songs, documents and PDFs.
    05-24-2017 12:17 PM
  9. k1s23's Avatar
    Sure. Why not?
    hey matt. windows 10 s restricts .exe apps from being opened in order to 1- encourage users to find a compatible app within the windows store and 2- increase security in the os.
    05-25-2017 01:48 AM
  10. Photonsym's Avatar
    Yea its just .exe that can't be opened although im sure someone will find a work around that soon after release if for some reason you don't want to or can't upgrade to full windows.
    05-25-2017 05:16 AM
  11. k1s23's Avatar
    Yea its just .exe that can't be opened although im sure someone will find a work around that soon after release if for some reason you don't want to or can't upgrade to full windows.
    hey there. yeah im sure someone will find a workaround, in which case microsoft will patch. i hope people dont find workarounds, or else its like having windows 10 pro for free on the surface laptop (assuming it happens after 2017 ends).
    05-25-2017 06:42 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    Guys, the workaround to run EXE's IS changing to Windows 10 Pro, which is free for some time. That is literally the only major difference. (save for S not supporting a small subset of Store apps involving the Linux subsystem I believe)
    05-25-2017 01:00 PM
  13. k1s23's Avatar
    Guys, the workaround to run EXE's IS changing to Windows 10 Pro, which is free for some time. That is literally the only major difference. (save for S not supporting a small subset of Store apps involving the Linux subsystem I believe)
    hey xandros9. yes youre right, but we were talking about cracking the windows 10 s version in order for that specific version to be able to open .exe files.
    05-26-2017 02:13 AM
  14. benbg55's Avatar
    For sure you can download files on Windows 10S. Imagine if students, primary target for this device, cannot download and stock PDF files on their laptops.
    The only restriction is for *.exe files which cannot be executed. It was showed during the Surface Laptop keynote.
    05-26-2017 02:52 AM
  15. k1s23's Avatar
    For sure you can download files on Windows 10S. Imagine if students, primary target for this device, cannot download and stock PDF files on their laptops.
    The only restriction is for *.exe files which cannot be executed. It was showed during the Surface Laptop keynote.
    hey there. haha yeah imagine not being able to download anything. that would be trouble for microsoft.
    05-26-2017 03:00 AM

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