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I'm looking at buying a new laptop and I am not tech savvy at all but I've always used ESET products. The laptop I am looking at buying says it comes with Windows 10 in S Mode, and I noticed some of the reviews mentioned they weren't able to install security software because of this. Does anyone know if this is the case, or what I would need to do to install ESET software on Windows 10 in S Mode? Thank you! 

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Since Windows 10 S allows to run only applications from the Windows Store, it's not possible to install ESET.

However, it's possible to switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Home (not vice-versa without a factory reset):

how to switch out of s mode

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Switching out of S mode in Windows 10

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Windows 10 in S mode is designed for security and performance, exclusively running apps from the Microsoft Store. If you want to install an app that isn't available in the Microsoft Store, you'll need to switch out of S mode. Switching out of S mode is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to Windows 10 in S mode. There's no charge to switch out of S mode.

On your PC running Windows 10 in S mode, open Settings  > Update & Security  > Activation.

In the Switch to Windows 10 Home or Switch to Windows 10 Pro section, select Go to the Store. (If you also see an "Upgrade your edition of Windows" section, be careful not to click the "Go to the Store" link that appears there.)

On the Switch out of S mode (or similar) page that appears in the Microsoft Store, select the Get button. After you see a confirmation message on the page, you'll be able to install apps from outside of the Microsoft Store.

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