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Window 10 Home in S mode - can't install Adobe Digital Editions

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Dec 26, 2018

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I purchased a new laptop that uses Windows 10 in S mode. I can only download apps from the Windows store. I would like to use Adobe Digital Editions but can't download it unless I opt out of Windows S (which I don't want to do at the moment). Any suggestions as to how to open acsm files using a product from Microsoft store?  Or any other method?

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I'm afraid you'll need to switch out of Windows S mode.

The whole point of s mode is to keep one from doing what your asking about.

Not sure why you wouldn't want to switch out of s mode.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020089/windows-10-in-s-mode-faq

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Window 10 Home in S mode - can't install Adobe Digital Editions

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I purchased a new laptop that uses Windows 10 in S mode. I can only download apps from the Windows store. I would like to use Adobe Digital Editions but can't download it unless I opt out of Windows S (which I don't want to do at the moment). Any suggestions as to how to open acsm files using a product from Microsoft store?  Or any other method?

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Correct answer by Jeff Arola | Adobe Community Professional

I'm afraid you'll need to switch out of Windows S mode.

The whole point of s mode is to keep one from doing what your asking about.

Not sure why you wouldn't want to switch out of s mode.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020089/windows-10-in-s-mode-faq

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I'm afraid you'll need to switch out of Windows S mode.

The whole point of s mode is to keep one from doing what your asking about.

Not sure why you wouldn't want to switch out of s mode.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020089/windows-10-in-s-mode-faq

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The laptop I bought is a cheap HP Stream (Intel processor).  Not sure if it will run smoothly if I reconfigure it out of S mode and I know you can't go back to S mode once you opt out.  Have you heard of any problems once switched out of S mode?

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As far as i know, switching out of S Mode only removes the software install restrictions.

Performance should remain the same.

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Moving this query to Adobe Digital Editions community.

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