It appears as if the success of Windows 10 S has not been where Microsoft was hoping, as they're now encouraging users to start upgrading to the regular version of Windows and take advantage of a new Windows 10 S Mode.
Soon, if a school or business wants to lock down its Windows 10 devices, it can simply turn on 10S mode, without Microsoft having to gimp an entire category of devices.
Microsoft is ending Windows 10 S as its own distinct operating system. This isn't confirmed by Microsoft yet, and users will expect clearer details of these aspects of the S Mode shifting.
Belfiore didn't specify precisely how S Mode will function within the broader operating system when it arrives at some point next year, so we mostly have some leaked info from last month to go on here. Tabs in File Explorer has been a much-requested feature in Windows for years, and a lot of users will be pleased to see the addition of tabs in Windows later this year. Intended as a rival for Google's Chrome OS, which continues to gain substantial ground in important markets like education, Windows 10 S is something of a "Windows 10 Lite" solution.
According to the site, 60 percent of buyers stuck with Windows 10 S upon purchase. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.
You can check the gallery and changelog provided by Microsoft below to have a first look at these privacy changes. To make the evaluation process more efficient, Microsoft is using the GPU available on the device.
Recent rumors had suggested that Microsoft was planning to scrap its paid upgrade scheme for some Windows 10 S device owners who want to upgrade to Windows 10.