How to Fix “For security and performance, this mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store” – SOLVED in easy Steps.

Cause of “For security and performance, this mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store” problem:

This mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the store describes that only verified developers from Microsoft can be install-able.

Most people face this problem that their mode of windows only runs verified apps because of the update in windows 10.

As we know, Windows keep updating their operating system to work more efficiently than the previous version of Windows.

So they added a feature likewise in android and IOS.

As we know, Windows Store has been in the market for a pretty long time now.

And yet they are suffering from the big giant Application stores like Play Store and App store, so they are pretty good in going.


How to Fix For security and performance, this mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store (Windows S mode):

There are two methods I will be explaining which will help you to get out of For security and performance, this mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store (Windows S mode).

What is Windows S mode?

Windows S mode is a version of Windows, which enhances the security for the users to only download the apps that are verified on the Microsoft App store.

However, Windows s mode does not allow the users to install any third-party app.


Solution 1: Install “Switch out of S mode” from Microsoft Store

As you can see here in the picture which says that my PC’s installed version of Windows is Windows home S mode.

Windows 10 Home S mode
| Image Used Under CC License. Windows 10 Home S mode

So, to remove the S mode we need to download the “Switch out of S mode” from the Microsoft App store.

Follow the given steps to switch out of Windows S mode.


Step 1:

Open the Settings, go to updates and Security, just like in this screenshot.

this mode of windows only runs verified apps from the store fix
| Image Used Under CC License. Open Update & Security

Step 2:

Now click on Activation on side of the settings and click “Go to the store“.

Click on Activation in Windows update and security, and go to the store.
| Image Used Under CC License. Click on Activation in Windows update and security, and go to the store.

Step 3:

Once you’re in the Microsoft App store, install the Switch out S mode, which will be right in front on your screen.

Install the Switch out S mode
| Image Used Under CC License. Install the Switch out S mode

Now Click on “Yes, let’s go” to confirm the installation.

Click on "Yes, let's go" to confirm the installation.
| Image Used Under CC License. Click on “Yes, let’s go” to confirm the installation.

So, as you can see in the picture below that we have successfully switched out of S mode, and no longer see Windows 10 home S mode.

Windows 10 Home S mode has been disabled
| Image Used Under CC License. Windows 10 Home S mode has been disabled

If you could not resolve this issue, you can try the next solution.


Solution 2: Turn on the “Developer Mode

Let’s get straight to our point without further ado; first, you need to go to settings start>settings.

this mode of windows only runs verified apps from store
| Image Used Under CC License. Open Settings

Step 1:

Now in Settings, go to updates and Security, just like in this screenshot.

this mode of windows only runs verified apps from the store fix
| Image Used Under CC License. Open Update & Security

Step 2:

In Update and Security options, you will see another option at the second line of the bottom, “For Developer.”

 for security this mode of windows only runs verified apps
| Image Used Under CC License. Click on “For Developers”, and change from Microsoft Store Apps to Developer Mode.

You can see here three options :

  • Microsoft Store Apps (Only install apps from Microsoft store)
  • Sideload Apps(Install apps from only verified developers)
  • Developer mode(Install any third party software)

If you have chosen the first options, you probably see “This mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store.”


Step 3:

I have already turned on the developer mode, but you have to choose any option according to your need.

But it asks final prompt message, so you need to select “Yes,” and then it is done.

| Image Used Under CC License. Click Yes to Turn On Developer Mode

And now you can download any of the software from the internet and install them with no problem.

And now you will no longer see “This mode of windows only runs verified apps.”


Security :

An application on the Windows store has to be developed by a verified developer.

So windows have marked the boundary for its user security where they can not download or install any third-party software or a non-registered developer team or individual.

This is why when we try to install “For security and performance, this mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store.”

This message pops up on the screen.

Windows updates have always come up with significant improvements for the security of their users.

Windows has its antivirus, which is built within the Windows 10 every build version.


How to Stop Updates in Windows 10 :

If you don’t want to get updates from Windows, then you can pause the updates according to your need easily; go to settings>Updates and Security>Advanced options>pause updates.

Then choose until you want to make it stop.

If you could not understand, you can check out on Microsoft forums.

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