Windows 10: Switching out of Windows S mode without signing into the store

Discus and support Switching out of Windows S mode without signing into the store in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Current build is 1903. I'm setting up a customer's machine and I'm trying to switch it out of S mode. The store is asking me to sign in to do so. Is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/cheeseburgersanddope, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Switching out of Windows S mode without signing into the store


    Current build is 1903. I'm setting up a customer's machine and I'm trying to switch it out of S mode. The store is asking me to sign in to do so. Is there a way around this? I don't want to have an account of mine tied to this machine at all.

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    /u/cheeseburgersanddope, Jan 21, 2020
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  2. Error trying to switch out of Windows 10 in S mode

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues while switching out of S mode on your PC.



    I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and see if that helps.



    Method 1:



    Try resetting the Microsoft Store and see if that helps.



    1. Press Windows key + R. This will open
      Run. Alternatively, you can go to Start and search for ‘Run
    2. In Run dialog box, type ‘wsreset’ and hit enter.


    Note:
    A blank Command Prompt window will open, and after about ten seconds the window will close and Microsoft Store will open automatically.



    Method 2:



    Sign out, and sign in again to the Microsoft Store and check if you are able to Switch out of S mode.

    1. Open Microsoft Store, click on the
      profile icon and select Sign out.
    2. Now, click on the profile icon again and select
      sign in.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions and sign in with the account.


    Method 3:



    Create a new user account and then sign in to Microsoft Store and then switch out of S mode.
    Refer the article
    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10




    If the issue persist, please get back to us with the results of the troubleshooting steps to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Jan 21, 2020
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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Unable to Switch out of S mode

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand the issue you are facing in switching out of S mode, we will look into this for you. However, we will need the following information from you:



    • When you say, “I have installed a fresh version of windows 10 on my pc and was put into windows S mode because of not having a windows key at the time” is Windows 10 activated on the computer currently?
    • Do you get any error message/code?
    • Which build version of Windows 10 is installed on the computer? To check type:
      winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit
      Enter.
    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • Did Windows 10 S come pre-installed on the computer?


    In the meantime, I suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below and check if that helps:



    Method 1: Reset Microsoft Store



    You can try resetting Microsoft Store and check if that helps. Type
    wsreset
    in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit
    Enter
    . A command prompt window will open and reset Store. Once done open Microsoft Store and try switching out of S mode.



    Method 2: Sign out and Sign in



    You can also try signing out and signing in back to the store and then try switching out of S mode. Follow the steps mentioned below:



    1. Open Microsoft Store, click on the
      profile icon and select Sign out.
    2. Now, click on the profile icon again and select
      sign in.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions and sign in with the account.


    Method 3: New user account



    If Method 1 and 2 doesn’t help, create a new user account, sign in to store with the Microsoft account and try switching out of S mode. Refer the article

    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10
    to create a new user account.



    For more information, please refer the article
    Windows 10 in S mode FAQ




    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jan 21, 2020
    #3
  4. Switching out of Windows S mode without signing into the store

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    I am having trouble switching my laptop out of S Mode. I went through the steps that are listed, and the Windows Store is updated and it won't let me click Get when you go to the screen to switch out of S mode.
     
    ChelseaSmith3, Jan 21, 2020
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