Windows 10: Is it possible to choose Home over Pro? Solved

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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       05 Aug 2015 #1

    Is it possible to choose Home over Pro?


    I was wondering, since Home version is superior in every way, is possible to choose?
    I have Win 8.1 Pro, so I automatically installed Pro, but I wonder, if Home would work?
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    Are you joking? Pro is a complete superset of Home. Everything that Home has, so does Pro. Pro also has the extra features like BitLocker, Remote Desktop, Joining Domains, Client Hyper-V, etc... How exactly is Home "superior in every way"?
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  3. Posts : 2,289
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
    Thread Starter
       05 Aug 2015 #3

    All you are mentioning are vulnerabilities, just like without bitlocker, there is virtually no ransomware, since it mostly uses Windows built-in encryption, not to mention better performance, since less of realtime stuff.
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #4

    I am afraid you are mistaken Tairiku. Just because Pro has extra features doesn't mean those features are active and running. They need to be setup and used before they take away any performance from your machine. In reality however. There is no performance difference between Home or the Pro version. This has been proven time and again since Windows Vista and its multiple version SKUs.
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  5. Posts : 2,289
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
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       05 Aug 2015 #5

    Appreciate your personal opinions, but still interested to know the answer to my question.

    EDIT: I plan to install 10 on another computer, I would just prefer to avoid 2 more reinstalls.

    I would have to install 8.1, upgrade to 10 Home, if it fails, 8.1 again, then 8.1 to 10 Pro and Pro Clean.
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #6

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I was wondering, since Home version is superior in every way, is possible to choose?
    I have Win 8.1 Pro, so I automatically installed Pro, but I wonder, if Home would work?
    I'm not 100%, but I believe the activation code is for the specific version you upgraded (Home or Pro). You could try and see what happens, but my sneaking suspicion you won't be able to activate it.
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  7. Posts : 2,289
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
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       05 Aug 2015 #7

    Thanks, I guess I will have to find out the hard way.

    Contacting MS would not help, their support usually have no clue, what they are talking about, like when I was asking if I can activate an upgrade version after a clean setup. They said, that it is impossible.
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    like when I was asking if I can activate an upgrade version after a clean setup. They said, that it is impossible.
    And the answer would be yes as long you're installing on the same system board that you upgraded from
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  9. Posts : 2,289
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
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       05 Aug 2015 #9

    sn00ker said: View Post
    And the answer would be yes as long you're installing on the same system board that you upgraded from
    I did not upgrade anything, I had no OS there, I just bought an upgrade version, because it was cheaper.
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  10.    05 Aug 2015 #10

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I did not upgrade anything, I had no OS there, I just bought an upgrade version, because it was cheaper.
    No offense, but you do understand the term upgrade ? There has to be something prior to upgrade, no ?
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