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Why can't I leave the S mode?

Symptoms

S mode can't be exited.
The Windows Store indicates that no results were found.

 


Diagnosis

The described symptom when trying to exit S mode currently occurs with the following languages:

  • fr - French
  • it - Italian
  • nl - Dutch
  • pl - Polish
  • pt - Portuguese

 


Solution

The following workaround exists for the symptom described until Microsoft has fixed the problem:

  1. Temporarily install another language and change your system to this language.
    👉  How do I change the system language in Windows?
  2. Now exit S mode in this temporary language.
    👉  How do I switch out of Windows 10 in S mode?
  3. You can then switch back to the source language and uninstall the additionally installed language.

 

This workaround can be used with the following languages (tested under Windows 11):

  • da - Danish
  • de - German
  • et-ee - Estonian
  • en-gb - English (British/international English)
  • en-us - English (US English)
  • es - Spanish
  • fi - Finnish
  • hu - Hungarian
  • lt - Lithuanian
  • lv - Latvian
  • no - Norwegian
  • ru - Russian
  • si - Slovenian
  • se - Swedish

 


Version History
Last update:
‎20.10.2021 14:41
Updated by:
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