Switching back in quite difficult though.

People who bought the Microsoft Surface Laptop can now start switching from Windows 10S to Windows 10 Pro. Microsoft had earlier said that Windows 10S users will be allowed to revert to Windows 10 Pro on this laptop, and it’s sticking to that promise. However, while the update from Windows 10S to Windows 10 Pro is simple and straightforward enough, if you want to return to Windows 10S, it’s a more difficult path. You’ll have to wipe the machine to go back to Windows 10S.

On the other hand, going from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10S takes less than a minute. The process is as simple as rebooting the laptop. Microsoft has special software with recovery images for Windows 10S, for those who want to roll back. To deploy these images, a factory wipe of the device will be needed. The images can be found on Microsoft’s Surface website.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop was announced alongside the Windows 10S operating system at its Build conference this year. The OS is designed to be a ChromeOS competitor, which will run on Windows Store apps. Companies like HP, Acer and many more are amongst Microsoft’s partners in making Windows 10S-based laptops, and it’s likely that the revert process is as difficult in those.