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 the 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.

There is no official Zoom client for meetings available in the Microsoft Store. As for now (december 2020), all so-called Zoom apps are either how-to guides or scams. Don’t fall for buying a fake app!

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 browser and go go 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

Since 2020, Zoom has become extremely popular as a video conferencing tool. Similar to Microsoft Teams, it enables presenters to start or schedule a meeting and allows end-users to join a zoom room, make video calls, and enable screen sharing. Although not required, it is advisable to install the Zoom client as it delivers better performance. When trying to run Zoom in Windows 10 S mode, however, you’re forced to use the web version.

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Kemmy Oshun

Please I cannot find the record button on zoom to record meetings. When Ii tried to reinstall zoom meeting client, Microsoft says I cannot unless I switched out of windows 10 S and I don’t want to for security reasons. Please can you help me out.

lance spencer

Interesting to read the other comments but I’ve been trying for weeks to get the audio to come through without encryption but no luck.
I have the latest versions of Windows 10s, Edge and User-Agent switcher but all I hear is gobbledy-gook!
You cannot run the audio test options in 10s either!

Has anyone any bright ideas?


It didn’t work. This is the message that I received. “The meeting requires registration to join and it is not supported to join from the browser. Please try to launch meeting if you have Zoom client installed. Otherwise, download Zoom.”


Is it possible to change the background when using zoom through the web. It isn’t working for me.


If you go onto any other window, then whoever is speaking will crack up.

Sean M

Help please. I use the web client on MS Edge and the host in my meetings are upside down but I am not. No one else in the meeting has this issue.


i need help. i can use zoom via web version and my mic is working. however, my camera won’t work. i have windows s mode and will it block my camera?


on the top left in the browser, there is a little icon of a LOCK. Press that LOCK while you’re in a zoom meeting. You’ll find a list with allowed access or something. Find the camera and allow that on the zoom website. Hope it helps.


I can connect through the browser, see and hear other participants, but my mic won’t work


I can join from the browser, but cannot use the mic. I can hear and see the other parties, but cannot talk.


this join from the browser worked


Just FYI, developers like Zoom have to submit their apps to the Microsoft Windows 10 app store, Microsoft doesn’t make the apps themselves. If Zoom made one and submitted it, it’d almost certainly get approved, as it’d be a lot less sketchy than some of the stuff already in there, so its likely they just haven’t submitted one. Not sure why, though I doubt it is because they don’t want to pay the application fee, which is only $99 for a whole company. Might be some legal or political thing based on where they company is headquartered.

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.


You can switch out of S mode very easily. And for free. Just Google ‘how to switch out of s mode on Windows 10’. It’s in the settings on all the laptops.


But some people want to stay in a secure mode( which is S mode)


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


i was able to get into zoom if someone else sends you an invite. it’s frustrating


True i agree totally. It’s so laggy on the web version.

"Tech"nically Challenged

I bought a new computer to not have a google chromebook…
Only to find out I bought a chromebook :(

thanks S mode.

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!!!


I know


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 »


Bill Gates can’t add the zoom app, only Zoom themselves can. They’re the one who create the app.


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 6 months ago by MiMi

I know that but its too laggy if you go onto another window.

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