Windows 10 S Support Enabled For The Surface Pro 4

So, this is what those updates were about. Why didn’t you say so, Microsoft? The updates that the company released for the Surface 4 Pro earlier this week are here to enable Windows 10 S support.

These are the updates that took owners of the tablet by surprise.

But apparently, all of them are focused on improving compatibility — with no enhancements for security, reliability, connectivity, performance or batter improvements whatsoever. Which is timely, because Windows 10 S can now be installed by anyone.

Specifically, those that are running the Windows 10 Pro version of the operating system.

Additionally, Redmond has also finally updated the Surface Pro Update History page, detailing the August 12 release as providing Windows 10 S support for the Intel Dynamic Platform, Thermal Platform, and Framework areas.

Fancy words, and here they are:

  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Processor Participant: 8.2.11004.3973 enable support for Windows 10s.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Power Participant: 8.2.11004.3973 enable support for Windows 10s.
  • Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant: 8.2.11004.3973 enable support for Windows 10s.

These latest developments do allude to the possibility that Microsoft might launch the Surface Pro variant running Windows 10 S out of the box, for users that want the simplicity on offer in that version of the operating system.

Still too early for that, but the groundwork is being laid.

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