Windows 10: Which version of 10

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  1. Posts : 514
    7 and 10 on various machines
       12 Oct 2016 #1

    Which version of 10


    Now I have been running 7 Home on my machines for years now and a couple with Pro now I am preparing for a new build and well the price difference for 10 is quite staggering $135 for Home and $209 for Pro and from a Google and from what I saw Pro is really for business use - but for those in the know just what could I be missing if I go Home version?
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  2.    12 Oct 2016 #2

    If you don't need to join a domain, and you don't have more than 128GB of RAM installed, Home may well work for you.

    (I believe that Pro also supports 2 physical CPU sockets, but I haven't seen that anywhere officially.)

    In the US, it's also easy to buy OEM versions. These are not transferable to a new system (unlike the Retail version). It may be a violation of the license agreement to use an OEM license for a personal system (It's intended for white box PC makers, for resale), but I imagine that many people use it on personal systems. The price break appears to be much greater for Pro than for Home, though.
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  3. Posts : 525
    Windows 10 Home
       12 Oct 2016 #3

    Well hello, ICIT2LOL!!

    You also getting your feet wet in W10? (It sounds like motor oil )

    Here is a comparison chart:
    Compare Windows 10 Editions

    I went with Windows 10 Home edition.

    CB
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  4. Posts : 14,413
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Oct 2016 #4

    If you PC supports using Hypervisors, you get Hyper-V with the pro version, which works best for Windows virtual machines.

    But if you just use Linux virtual machines, and you PC supports Hypervisors, then VMWare Player is a much better choice, and you can use that with Win10 Home.
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  5. Posts : 514
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       13 Oct 2016 #5

    Yep cottonball I have two machines using the free upgrade and it wasn't until I felt easy with 10 I bought an OEM Pro for this machine. My issue is the price between the two versions which meant my new build I needed to cut back from an already $2500 for the basics so the Home version will have to be it and Cliff I am not into the virtual stuff really but thanks for the headsup.
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  6. Posts : 14,413
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Oct 2016 #6

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Yep cottonball I have two machines using the free upgrade and it wasn't until I felt easy with 10 I bought an OEM Pro for this machine. My issue is the price between the two versions which meant my new build I needed to cut back from an already $2500 for the basics so the Home version will have to be it and Cliff I am not into the virtual stuff really but thanks for the headsup.
    You're welcome, for me that's really the only real reason, otherwise, up until I got my Pro key, home was enough for normal day to day use.

    By the way, there is no reason to rush in deciding, later on you can also always get a pro key, and activate the Pro features, which are also on the home version, just not activated.
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  7.    13 Oct 2016 #7

    How is Hyper-V much better than VMWare Cliff? I tried it once and it didn't have sound amongst other issues. Out of all the vm solutions, I've found VMWare to be the best.
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  8. Posts : 14,413
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Oct 2016 #8

    swarfega said: View Post
    How is Hyper-V much better than VMWare Cliff? I tried it once and it didn't have sound amongst other issues. Out of all the vm solutions, I've found VMWare to be the best.
    Hyper-V is much better for Windows operating systems, as I posted above, VMWare fore Linux(or any other OS for that matter).
    For sound & sharing on Windows OS's you need to turn Enhanced Session Mode on(which doesn't work with Linux):

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    But this is for the Hyper-V thread and off topic.
    ICIT2LOL doesn't use VM's, so it's irrelevant here.
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  9. Posts : 525
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Oct 2016 #9

    Way to go, ICIT2LOL !!
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  10. Posts : 514
    7 and 10 on various machines
    Thread Starter
       13 Oct 2016 #10

    You're welcome, for me that's really the only real reason, otherwise, up until I got my Pro key, home was enough for normal day to day use.
    That will do me and yes cottonball I am just your average day to day plonker LOL!! so it will keep the cost down
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