1.    23 Nov 2015 #1
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    Does Installing Pro Instead of Home Affects Storage and Performance?


    I'm just a newbie here, so I hope someone can help me.
    I never need any feature of Pro that isn't included in the Home version, but if there's no difference in the storage it will take up and the performance is still the same, I'd rather install the Pro version.
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  2.    23 Nov 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The added features will take up more space, but I'm not sure how much. There is nothing in Pro to increase performance.
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3
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    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    The added features will take up more space, but I'm not sure how much. There is nothing in Pro to increase performance.
    It does not take up any space really. The only difference is that GPO is available, along with Domain features and a few other items that are not really going to be noticed by people.
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by VJTigas View Post
    I'm just a newbie here, so I hope someone can help me.
    I never need any feature of Pro that isn't included in the Home version, but if there's no difference in the storage it will take up and the performance is still the same, I'd rather install the Pro version.
    It has nothing to do with storage and performance. I have been using the Pro editions of Windows since Windows XP. I chose that, because of the fact that you cannot fix GPO problems in Home, along with that you can harden up the OS for users to not be able to do certain things. Along with turning off that stupid Lock Screen that really does not even need to be available on a non-domain setup.
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    It does not take up any space really. The only difference is that GPO is available, along with Domain features and a few other items that are not really going to be noticed by people.
    Then why is there a download necessary when upgrading from Home to Pro? The files that enable the extra functions in Pro are not physically present in a Home installation, they must be added, which means it must take up more space.
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  6.    24 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Then why is there a download necessary when upgrading from Home to Pro? The files that enable the extra functions in Pro are not physically present in a Home installation, they must be added, which means it must take up more space.
    Because the majority of people do not need Pro, but it is a lot easier when dealing with OS issues. There has been an argument that Microsoft should have dropped the Home version before they came out with XP. The only two versions that everyone has been arguing about over the years that Microsoft should have, is Pro & Enterprise.
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  7.    24 Nov 2015 #7
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    windows 10

    I'm on home, it's first in my computing life that I haven't been on either pro or ultimate, hate this home version there's that much missing, it's terrible OS, used mainly for install and go. I'll certainly be upgrading or moving to pro in the future.
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  8.    24 Nov 2015 #8
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    The Home edition does not include certain premium features such as:
    1. Domain Join
    2. Hyper-V
    3. Group Policy Editor
    4. Remote Desktop
    5. Language Packs
    6. BitLocker Drive Encryption.

    Of course when you add more features, more space will be added. By how much ? I don't know but I think it's trivial. So you need to ask yourself if you really need those features. The only item that I think is good to have is "Group Policy Editor" which Home Edition is lacking. However, you can try to add this feature using this link below:
    How To Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition
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  9.    24 Nov 2015 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    It does not take up any space really. The only difference is that GPO is available, along with Domain features and a few other items that are not really going to be noticed by people.
    Hi here

    one BIG difference --if you need more languages then W10 Pro can work with multiple languages -- W10 home can only work with installed language.

    Note also that even if a full language pack isn't available then you can still install what's known as a "Language Interface Pack" which translates most of the GUI etc into the desired language.

    Another issue that quite a few want is that you need PRO to install / use HYPER-V - although if you want to run Virtual machines on your system then software such as VMware (workstation / player) or Vbox will of course work on HOME.

    (I just missed the previous post in this thread -- who has the list much more succinctly than my post !!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    24 Nov 2015 #10
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    No problem Jimbo. I have been dealing with three weeks of ongoing very severe back pain. It is beer and Dewers which is helping to block the pain from my mind. Of course I tend to develop Dementia and forget items that I catch and have to edit in later.

    At one point I was going to play with domains as part of my coursework for my degree. But ended up changing my major after the first semester, because the lesson material was way below my learning curve.
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