Can I access Vend on Windows 10 in S Mode?

Setup

  • Vend for PC
  • Windows 10 S mode 

Answer

Yes. While Vend is optimized for Google Chrome to be our default supported browser, Vend will also work with Microsoft Edge 80+ which is supported within S mode. If you were looking to use Google Chrome then S mode will need to be switched off so that Google Chrome can be downloaded to the computer.

To turn off S mode, follow these steps: 

  1. On your PC running Windows 10 in S mode, click Start > open Settings  > Update & Security  > Activation.
  2. Find the Switch to Windows 10 Home or Switch to Windows 10 Pro section, then select the Go to the Store link. Don't select the link under Upgrade your edition of Windows. That's a different process that will keep you in S mode.
  3. On the page that appears in the Microsoft Store (Switch out of S mode or a similar page), select the Get button. After you confirm this action, you'll be able to install apps from outside the Microsoft Store.

Additional Information

There's no charge to switch out of S mode, but you won't be able to turn it back on. If you're blocked from switching and your device belongs to an organization, check with your administrator. Your organization can choose to keep all devices in S mode.

Click here to go to the Windows S Mode FAQ page for more information and troubleshooting steps.

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