Can you download and use Zoom with Window 10 S mode?

Can you download and use Zoom with Window 10 S mode?
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I’m trying to get my daughter set up for online school zoom calls. I don’t want to switch her computer out of S mode, but when I try to run zoom through Microsoft edge it won’t allow me to use computer audio. She doesn’t have a cell phone to call. Is there a way to enable computer audio through the web browser version of Zoom?

I FOUND A WORKAROUND!

You'll need to upgrade your Edge browser to the newest version, which is based on Chrome.  Your Windows 10 computer in S-Mode will allow this installation.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

Once you've upgraded Edge, then you can install an extension that will tell websites you're using Chrome, even though you're using Edge. Since the new Edge is based on Chromium, the same engine behind Google Chrome, Zoom works perfectly.  (and so does my daughter's SmartMusic.com site that requires Chrome too)

The extension is called User-Agent Switcher and is here:

https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/ipacohcfiahhblhbpdnnmnolcakgooci?hl=en-US

Install the extension, and you'll see a new icon in the top right area of Edge. You can click it, and select Chrome from the second row of choices.

Refresh the Zoom window and it should work!

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