This support solution will walk you through how to upgrade to the full Windows 10 operating system from Windows 10 in S mode. 



Step 1: From your Windows desktop click the Windows start menu and then select the settings menu





Step 2: In the settings menu select the "Update & Security" option





Step 3: In the left-hand menu select the "Activation" option





Step 4: On the screen that appears be sure to check your Windows Edition to make sure you are using Windows 10 in S mode


*If you do not see "in S mode" listed you are running a full version of Windows and do not need to update.




Step 5Find the "Switch to Windows 10" menu and underneath that click the "Go to the Store" option





Step 6: On the next page you will see some details about S mode and how it differs from Non S mode versions of Windows 10, here you will click the "Get" button


*Note that once you upgrade from S mode you can NOT go back




Step 7: Click the install button that appears to begin the upgrade





Step 8: It will take a few moments but you will eventually see a message that confirms you have upgraded





Step 9: After closing the Store window you will be back in the settings window and can now see that your edition of Windows is no longer running in S mode




You have successfully upgraded to a full version of Windows 10. If you run into any issues or have additional questions about upgrading from Windows 10 in S mode feel free to contact the help desk at lawhelp@wfu.edu or call (336) 758-4300.