How to use Zoom in Windows 10 S mode?

Installing Zoom is a problem if you have Windows 10 S mode installed. Zoom in Windows 10 S mode is not allowed as it blocks the installation of non-store apps. When you try to install ZoomInstaller.exe, you will get error “For security and performance, this mode of Windows only runs verified apps from the Store. C:\Users\there\Downloads\zoominstaller.exe

zoominstaller.exe blocked windows s unverified app for security and performance

This security message prevents you from installing and joining Zoom meetings.This article shows you the solution to fix this.

Use Chromium Edge to connect to a meeting in Zoom in Windows 10 S

One way to participate in a Zoom meeting in Windows 10 S mode is via the web version. For this, you need to have the latest version of Microsoft Edge installed. Follow the steps below to join the Zoom meeting with Edge:

  1. First of all, you need to have installed the new version of Microsoft Edge. Go to and click Download for Windows 10
    download the new microsoft edge
  2. Install the new Edge browser.
    welcome to the new edge get started
  3. Open the new Microsoft Edge browserGo to the URL of the Zoom meeting. For example:
    (the number is the Meeting ID, behind pwd = is the password
    First you will only see “If nothing prompts from browser, download & run Zoom”. Wait a few seconds.
  4. The text refreshes. Click on click here (to launch the meeting)
    zoom click here to launch the meeting
  5. It seems like nothing happens, but in a few seconds you will see the text below: If you cannot download or run the application, join from your browser.
    Click join from your browser
    zoom join from your browser
  6. You can now log in and join the meeting


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Denise Ward

Very frustrating that Zoom is not supported with Microsoft Edge! I will not buy a laptop that will not support different browsers again. I can get into a zoom meeting, but I can not see the different participants in gallery view. It sucks! I thought I was getting a laptop that was useful for my needs. Instead, the few simple things that I need to do or want to do, I can’t.


Same, this sucks. Going to try to return it tomorrow.


I thought i nailed it with this computer. What a disaster! My daughter has to log on tomorrow for classes using zoom and I am up 2am trying to find out how I can keep the security tight and education right. This s-mode is nuts with zoom. I tried logging in (meet and greet night for school) like John said, but it did not work. I used my Android instead. This drove me crazy swiping the screen back and forth. Not sure if I’m going to deactivate it yet, but a big possibility. Zoom should be available in the Microsoft… Read more »

zoom for s mode

so true

Brian L

Audio and visual setting options are VERY limited if you join Zoom from the browser! You can’t change audio settings, screen size except fit to screen and original size, you can’t chat to individuals, just to everyone… Again…VERY LIMITED!!!


This doesn’t work. Zoom launches then gives error code 3000 and won’t join the meeting. pushes me out and that’s that. This is so frustrating.

Michelle Keller

Does anyone know if Mr. Bill Gates has ANY INTENTION of adding Zoom into the MS Store??? Is a permanent fix being looked into? And if not, how can I get the word to him for the recommendation? Since the onset of Covid-19, TONS of people are needing Zoom for business, job interviews, etc. and it is costing consumers opportunities! I bought this S-Mode computer just 2 months before Covid started – not thinking I’d ever have a problem with the S-Mode and the added security was a selling feature for me. However now I regret the purchase due to… Read more »


Thank you for the instructions.
I joined a Zoom meeting via the browser link sent from the meeting host using Windows 10S and Microsoft Edge.
Just one thing different happened – once the link opened the text did not refresh, so I just clicked in an empty spot on the page and it then went to ” join from your browser” – success.

Ashley Roselynn

i got kicked out of several job interviews in zoom same situation i am reading in most chats so i get sent a gmail request for meeting i log in and it just is a nightmare im not super techy im new to computers and technology i just got a computer like a year ago just three months ago joined the Microsoft family decided i cant take my computer getting hacked one more time using chrome so now im in the conversion stages as well as just learning in general so this chat is extremely helpful and i have made… Read more »


not optimal, but I did get in to the trial zoom meeting with a colleague
Looks like windows in S mode is too much hassle
Thank you


Hi i have Windows 2000! Can you help me install the zoom app in Windows 2000?


in edge chromium
7. install this site as an app


Can you elaborate?


I want to know too.

Last edited 12 days ago by MiMi
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