Microsoft Resolves Issues That Prevented Users From Switching Out Of Windows 10 S Mode

Apparently, the Windows 10 S Mode issue that affected thousands of users last year is back again. Many Windows 10 users started complaining over the weekend that they are stuck in Windows 10 S Mode.

Generally, switching out of Windows 10 S mode is a pretty easy task. All you have to do is open the Microsoft Store, look for the specific option and install it to complete the process. However, it seems like the page was no longer loading on the user’s screen.

The OP reported the issue on the Microsoft Answers forum:

“Just got a windows surface laptop refurbished. Has Windows 10s. Have tried all the options to switch out and still no luck. Microsoft store lets me push the GET button but nothing happens. Trying anything around the command prompt is blocked because of S mode.”

This frustrating problem left users stuck in S mode. According to the reports, updating Windows 10 and Microsoft Store didn’t resolve the issue.

Users Are No Longer Stuck In Windows 10 S Mode

Microsoft confirmed that engineers are aware of the problem and it would be resolved soon.

A Microsoft support representative acknowledged the issue, “We are aware of the reports of people not being able to switch out of S mode right now. Please wait for a day or two and the issue would be hopefully resolved. Appreciate your patience.”

Luckily, Microsoft took notice of the reports and quickly fixed the issue this time. The Redmond giant investigated the problem and figured out the bug that caused this issue. It seems like there was some technical server-side issue that affected the Microsoft Store.

A Microsoft MVP Summit noted that the bug has been fixed, “Issue seems to be resolved since 5 AM UTC 20/1/2020. Can anyone of you confirm this? You may run wsreset command before trying.”

Some users also confirmed in the comments section that they can now switch out of Windows S Mode without any problem.

Have you experienced a similar issue? Let us know in the comments section below.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.

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