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  1. mstrblueskys's Avatar
    So, I recently picked up a cheap Windows 2-in-1 and to be honest, I love it. The only thing I'm looking for right now is for it to perform just a touch faster. I'm wondering if Microsoft has a way to put a Windows 10 home device into Windows S mode for that little extra performance boost. Thanks for any advice!
    08-05-2018 12:52 PM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    08-06-2018 02:28 AM
  3. anthonyng's Avatar
    oh nice, I thought we couldn't but it's only windows home you can't. I want to change my old thinkpad x200t to be S mode only
    08-07-2018 11:32 AM
  4. anthonyng's Avatar
    Did it! My old thinkpad x200t is now Windows 10 Pro in S mode

    When I first set it up, it was saying not activated, and it couldn't or something. It knew I had a pro license somewhere on the drive. But it said windows 10 s.. Reboots did nothing.... Let it sit around a bit cause I was busy....

    Then tried to update store stuff, tried to do windows update... at first it was saying I was up to date, then a few updates appeared, including a culmulative one....

    After that reboot and a long update it seemed to finally work! No more activation message and it says Window 10 Pro in S mode.

    I did it cause it's the laptop for my parents and kids (while at my parents house)… they complained a lot that it would slow down a lot and get stuck, my 8 year old says glitching... Hopefully this mode stabilizes things for them
    Last edited by anthonyng; 08-27-2018 at 11:28 PM.
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    08-27-2018 07:29 PM
  5. anthonyng's Avatar
    The switch resulting in quite a jump in performance is so worth it for this old X200t, far out weighs any cons
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    09-06-2018 02:54 AM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    cool, I ended up doing it this way https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/edu...ows10s-for-edu

    Even my dad was ecstatic how much faster it was than before. I figured slow would be good anyways for my parents lol... but he really took notice!
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    09-07-2018 05:03 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    cool, I ended up doing it this way https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/edu...ows10s-for-edu

    Even my dad was ecstatic how much faster it was than before. I figured slow would be good anyways for my parents lol... but he really took notice!
    That's cool. I happen to like S Mode, it's great for lower spec'd devices.
    09-08-2018 06:03 PM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    That's cool. I happen to like S Mode, it's great for lower spec'd devices.
    I didn't know it would be that different. I want my Surface 3 on S mode now but it's a Windows Home one...….
    09-09-2018 03:13 AM
  9. beman39's Avatar
    I didn't know it would be that different. I want my Surface 3 on S mode now but it's a Windows Home one...….
    yeah, same here...
    09-09-2018 04:11 PM

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