HP Laptop is in SMode

My HP Laptop is asking for me to download an app that use KNIME due to being in S Mode. I could really use some to help with getting KNIME downloaded without having issues.

Hello @Jlofton39,

and welcome to KNIME Community!

Don’t have experience with S mode but this is what I have found on Microsoft support pages:

To increase security and performance, Windows 10 in S mode runs only apps from the Microsoft Store. If you want to install an app that isn’t available in the Microsoft Store, you’ll need to permanently switch out of S mode. 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.


Do you need to run Win 10 in S mode? What the system is asking you? Can you share printscreen? Have you tried downloading self extracting archive or the zip archive?



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