PSA: Windows 10 S Insiders Receiving Windows 10 Pro Instead of S

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Brad Sams in Windows 10 with 8 Comments

Here’s a quick public service announcement, if you are running Windows 10 S and are in the Insider program, be aware that when you are shipped a new build, it will likely move you to Windows 10 Pro.

I’m not exactly sure when this change happened but I was able to confirm the issue by taking a Surface Pro running Windows 10 S, enrolling it in the Fast ring of the Insider program and updating to the latest build. After doing so, my machine was running Windows 10 Pro, instead of Windows 10 S.

While this can be considered a big issue for those users who are adamant about staying with Windows 10 S, I suspect this won’t impact too many users. That being said, if you are running Windows 10 S, it’s advisable that you do not enroll in the Insider program until this bug is fixed.

I did ping the Insider team about the problem, so they are at least aware of the issue.

[Update] Things are a bit odd here, Windows 10 tells me this is Windows 10 Pro installed, the watermark says that this is Windows 10 Pro installed and some users can install 3rd party applications and others can’t.

Thanks for the tip @qvsdeveloper

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Comments (8)

8 responses to “PSA: Windows 10 S Insiders Receiving Windows 10 Pro Instead of S”

  1. Jeffery Commaroto

    The most likely explanation is that Windows 10S became self-aware, realized what it was, embraced self-loathing and is directing users to something better.

  2. red.radar

    Microsoft forgot the press release ... hey guys we nixed windows 10 s

  3. Eric Flickner

    Isn't this a good thing?

  4. dcdevito

    I still don't understand why Windows 10 S even exists.

  5. hrlngrv

    Wonderful. It's either still Windows 10 S but mislabeled and some users able to install non-Store software or it's become Windows 10 Pro but some users unable to install non-Store hardware.

  6. Marius Muntean

    Maybe because MS finally realized windows 10S is a complete useless junk...and forgot to announce it's demise :)))

  7. PeteB

    What a clusterf*ck

    There's no reason for Windows S to even exist

  8. snapch23

    We see a problem to find the recycle bin windows 10 in our computer so to have the files in recycle bin.