Microsoft has introduced Windows 10 in S mode, a specific configuration of Windows 10 that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. Many hardware accessories and peripherals (such as printers) that work with Windows 10 Home and Pro will work with Windows 10 in S mode, though only with limited functionality in some scenarios. Please check with your accessory manufacturer to learn more.
We are working closely with hardware accessory manufacturers to deliver great experiences for customers using Windows 10 in S mode. Below you will find links to more information from manufacturers based on those efforts. There are also links to information on accessories manufactured by Microsoft.
This information is expected to change over time as we continue to work with device manufacturers to test and improve the experience. This information only applies to PCs with Intel or AMD processors.
Printers and scanners
The following manufacturers provide webpages that discuss use of specific printers and scanners with Windows 10 in S mode. If your manufacturer is not listed, please contact them for compatibility information.
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.: English only
EPSON: English only
KONICA MINOLTA, INC.: English only
Lexmark International, Inc.: English only
Toshiba: English only
Webcams and cameras
The following manufacturers provide webpages that discuss use of specific accessories with Windows 10 in S mode. If your accessory manufacturer is not listed, please contact them for compatibility information.
Most other hardware accessories will work as designed with a Microsoft provided inbox class driver. Some functionality provided by accompanying software may not be enabled. Please contact your hardware manufacturer for further information.
Microsoft Display Adapters
Elecom: Japanese only
I-O Data: Japanese only
Buffalo: Japanese only