Originally, Windows 10 S was a separate edition streamlined for performance, security, and limited to the apps available in the Microsoft Store, which required its own installation media.
However, starting with Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), Microsoft is removing the “S” edition in favor of “S mode,” which offers the same locked down experience, but it’s now a feature that can be enabled on Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise.
If you want to run Windows 10 in S mode, you can create your very own USB bootable media that includes the required settings to activate S mode during the installation.
In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to enable S mode in a new installation.
How to enable S mode on Windows 10
If you want to run Windows 10 in S mode, you’ll need to create an unattend.xml file that must be applied to an image, which you can then use to do a clean installation of Windows 10.