Windows 11 S mode version level

Having just purchased a new laptop (windows 11 S mode) I eventually managed to download Norton. However, this seems to be a cut down version to my old desktop. There is no live update facility, and you have to rely on automatic updates. For the desktop you can obtain the latest version number on this site to check that you PC is running the correct version see below. 

Norton Security for Windows is now available!

For windows 11 in S mode there does not seem to be the same information available so there is no way I can check that auto updates are running correctly. The laptop game with a 30-day trial of McAfee and I'm wondering if this would be a better option, but I've used Norton for years and I'm reluctant to change. 

Any ideas how to check / obtain the latest version for S Mode???

ラベル: Windows 11


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Re: Windows 11 S mode version level

Steven, here is some good info for you. The app is "streamlined" meaning it doesn't have the same functionality as a standard version. It is available ONLY on the Windows 11 store.

In the app click the gear icon shown below and review options there. 

You CAN, take your device out of S mode to run the standard Norton applications. Please keep in mind that once you do so you CANNOT revert back to S mode.

Windows in S Mode is a streamlined version of Windows that is optimized for security and performance. Windows 11/10 in S Mode uses apps exclusively from the Windows Store. Even though it offers most of the features from Home or Pro edition, it does not allow users to run desktop applications. It limits app installations through Windows Store only, for safety and stability of the OS.

On Windows 11, S mode is supported only on the Home edition.


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