S mode allows only apps from Microsoft Store to be installed, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing. Disabling S mode will allow you to install 3rd party applications such as Electric Quilt on your computer. Disabling S mode does not make your computer insecure, as long as you the user do not download and install unknown and unsigned applications from the internet.
Please note: Computers cannot be switched back into S mode.

Click the appropriate link below to switch your computer out of S mode.

Windows 10

Windows 11

If you get the message, “Get apps from Store.”
Here is how to resolve that…

  1. Click Start > Click Settings
  2. In the Settings window, click Apps
  3. In Apps & Features, change Choose where to get apps from The Microsoft Store only (recommended) to Anywhere.
  4. Close the Settings window.
    The change will only take effect when you close the window.