You install any program you download with a standard version of Windows 11 (or Windows 10). They are not required to be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, as is the case with S Mode.
If you download an app from somewhere other than the Microsoft Store, you will be informed that this is not possible – and you will see a small text button and instructions on how to do so.
When you press that button, you’ll be taken to a special page within the Store where Microsoft explains why it’s best to stay in S Mode for your own protection. In addition to less powerful devices, you will see the S Mode on devices that children frequently use.
Keep in mind that some programs and video games are not available through the Microsoft Store. Consider a number of new games released by specific game publishers.
Although Microsoft puts a lot of effort into maintaining the Microsoft Store and hopes that many companies will release their apps and games in it, you won’t always find what you’re looking for in the digital store.
As a result, in some cases, the upgrade must be performed through the aforementioned page.
Getting out of Windows 11 S Mode
The options for exiting Windows 11 S Mode are available on the opened page. It is simple to upgrade from S Mode to Windows 11 Home Edition. Microsoft warns against the one-way street: you won’t be able to easily return to S Mode after upgrading.
There is a blue button in the large banner at the top of the screen that you can use to begin the update process. Click on that and wait a few moments for Windows 11 to load.
You might expect this to take several minutes or hours, but the update process is completed in seconds. You most likely do not need to restart your computer or tablet.