Last week, Microsoft released Windows 10 S ISOs to MSDN subscribers. Now, everyone may download the new operating system.
Microsoft unveiled its newest version of Windows in May at an event geared toward the educational market. It’s called Windows 10 S. New operating system can only execute software obtained from the Windows Store, making it ideal for usage in educational settings.
If you don’t have a new Surface Laptop or a membership to MSDN, you can’t get Windows 10 S ISO images from Microsoft. Microsoft has made Windows 10 S available to everyone as of today, so it’s not a big deal.
Eligibility news is not all good, though. In order to get Windows 10 S on your computer, you must be running Windows 10 Pro or higher (Pro Education, Education, or Enterprise) or have a subscription to Windows 10 S. Although Microsoft says that the new release is aimed to help those in education guarantee that everything they need and use is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 10 S, the installation process will work for anyone if the conditions we specified previously are met.
Following the MSDN release of Windows 10 S ISOs last week, it is good news for anyone who got their hands on them through illegal methods. It’s currently possible to activate your installation if you fit into this category.
Microsoft warns that not all peripherals may be fully functioning if they require custom drivers, but that should be remedied in the near future. Windows 10 S users who decide they don’t like it and want to go back to Windows 10 Pro will be able to do so through the Windows Store.
Here, Microsoft provides instructions on how to download and install Windows 10 S.