Windows 11 in S mode is a version of the Windows operating system that has been simplified for the purposes of improving both security and performance, while maintaining the Windows-like user experience.
What is S Mode, exactly?
Simply put, a Windows OS that has more restrictions and is harder to access is Windows 10, or Windows 11 in S Mode.
For instance, when using Windows 10 in S Mode, the only place from which you can download apps is the Store, and Microsoft Edge is the only browser that can be used to surf the internet. When using Windows 11 in S Mode, you can visit the Microsoft Store to download and install other web browsers. However, Edge will be set as your default web browser.
Long story, short: Only apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store are permitted, and users are need to have Microsoft Edge installed in order to conduct secure web browsing.
Security is enhanced, since malware cannot infiltrate through the internet in S Mode. You cannot install any form of apps from the browser.
What’s the point?
Tech blog, How-to-Geek explains it perfectly. “S Mode sounds limited, and that’s the point. If you only need a basic Microsoft Edge web browser, Microsoft Office applications like Word, and anything else that’s available in the Microsoft Store, you should try using the PC in S Mode. The S Mode restrictions provide additional protection against malware.”
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