To make the Windows 10 operating system a lot more user-friendly, Microsoft introduced the Tablet Mode for Windows 10 devices, especially the 2-in-1 devices like Surface Pro and Surface Book. Despite the Tablet Mode’s efficiency, it also encounter some errors from time to time. One of the issues users reported about tablet mode is that they can’t turn off or exit tablet mode. If you are one of these users, read on as this post will guide you in what you can do to fix the issue.

To fix the problem with Tablet Mode, there are several suggestions you can check out. You can try to check the full-screen setting, or perform a full shutdown or perform two button to restart the Surface devices. You could also disable Tablet Mode via Registry Editor or perform System Restore or change the settings in the System tab or the Action Center.

Option 1 – Try to check the full-screen setting

  • Tap the Win + I keys to open the Windows Settings app.
  • Then navigate to this path, Personalization > Start.
  • Next, scroll down to toggle off the “Use Start Full Screen” option.
  • After that, restart your computer and see if the problem is fixed.

Option 2 – Perform a full shutdown

  • Open Command Prompt with admin privileges first.
  • Next, execute this command to perform a full shutdown: shutdown /s /f /t 0
  • The command you entered will shut down your computer and once it’s turned off, wait for a couple of minutes and then turn it back on.

Option 3 – Try to perform a two-button restart on your Surface device

  • Tap and hold the power button for about 30 seconds.
  • Then release them after 30 seconds.
  • After that, tap and hold the volume up + the power button for 20 seconds. This will cause the display to flash a few times but you have to keep those buttons pressed until your Surface device is turned off.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes and your Surface will turn back on. This should resolve the problem.

Option 4 – Try to disable the Tablet Mode via Registry Editor

  • In the Start Search, type “registry editor” and right click on the Registry Editor from the results and then select the Run as administrator option. This will open the Registry Editor with admin privileges.
  • Next, navigate to this registry key: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
  • From there, look for the DWORD named “SignInMode” and double click on it.
  • Set its value to “1” and its base as hexadecimal.
  • After that, click on OK to save the changes made. This will make sure that you are signed in to the desktop mode when you log into your account.

  • Now look for the DWORD named “TabletMode” and double click on it and set its value data to “0” and its base as hexadecimal.
  • Click on OK to save the changes made and then restart your computer.

Option 5 – Run System Restore

  • Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • After that, type in “sysdm.cpl” in the field and tap Enter.
  • Next, go to the System Protection tab then click the System Restore button. This will open a new window where you have to select your preferred System Restore point.
  • After that, follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process and then restart your computer and check if the problem is fixed or not.

Option 6 – Try changing the settings in the System tab or the Action Center

  • Go to Settings and navigate to System > Tablet Mode.
  • After that, scroll down to set the “Use desktop mode” from the drop-down menu under the “When I sign in” section.

  • Now restart your computer and see if the issue is fixed.

If the fixes given above didn’t fix your computer from getting stuck at Tablet Mode, worry not, as there is still another option that could help you. This option is Advanced System Repair, also known as a “one-click” solution. What makes ASR better than other system utility tools or antivirus programs is that aside from helping you free up disk usage and memory in your computer, it helps you in fixing whatever issue your system is facing. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, follow the steps below.

Perform a full system scan using ASR. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot

  1. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  1. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
  1. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  1. Type in the URL address in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  1. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  1. Once the installation process is completed, run ASR to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.