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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2018 #11

    Cerawy said: View Post
    What 3rd party software are you talking about?
    One could be the remote desktop. Home can only connect to other PCs, only Pro and above allows other PCs to connect to it.

    Enable or Disable Remote Desktop Connections to Windows 10 PC

    @Bree okay thanks for clarifying, its a bit silly to have pro installed just because of the group policy, if you can make most of the changes regardless. I'm going to install windows home instead.
    As others have pointed out Home can easily be upgraded to Pro later, should you need it.
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  2.    17 Mar 2018 #12

    Bree said: View Post
    One could be the remote desktop. Home can only connect to other PCs, only Pro and above allows other PCs to connect to it.

    Enable or Disable Remote Desktop Connections to Windows 10 PC
    I think TairikuOkami was referring to programs that lets you do the same things on the home version, but maybe I misunderstood him?
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  3.    17 Mar 2018 #13

    For control over windows updates in W10 Home i use this. Check posts 1 & 3

    Stop Windows 10 Updates Properly and Completely Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       17 Mar 2018 #14

    I think it's a plain and simple answer. Considering Amazon is selling both copies for a difference of $3, I would just go with the Pro edition. That way you get the features no matter what with little to no money lost.
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  5.    18 Mar 2018 #15

    Hi folks
    Another feature PRO is good for is you can run multiple languages / interfaces --. I think HOME is restricted to the language edition you paid for . There are a few other features primarily networking etc that a basic home user doesn't usually use. But as previous poster said as difference is only 3 USD why not go for it !!! will be cheaper than an upgrade I'm sure.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    18 Mar 2018 #16

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi folks
    Another feature PRO is good for is you can run multiple languages / interfaces --. I think HOME is restricted to the language edition you paid for . There are a few other features primarily networking etc that a basic home user doesn't usually use. But as previous poster said as difference is only 3 USD why not go for it !!! will be cheaper than an upgrade I'm sure.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    This is not the case. You can install any Home Language edition you like, and have multiple languages. There is a Single Language version but restricts you to one language of your choice (except afaik chinese which is a separate edition to comply with Chinese regulations).
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  7.    20 Mar 2018 #17

    Unfortunately, we can only tell you the differences. You'll need to decide which version is your best fit based on your needs. If Home ends up being a perfect fit, don't feel that you NEED to get Pro.
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  8.    20 Mar 2018 #18

    It should be noted that there are no significant performance differences between any of the Windows 10 editions. Any differences would be lost in the noise of measurement error.

    The Pro edition has many potentially valuable features. Whether they will be of use to you is a question only you can answer. For some individuals and organizations the lack of specific features in the home edition will be a deal breaker. For others these same features will be of no importance.

    One example:
    Home editions lack the ability to join an active directory domain. In a large organization a computer that can't do that isn't of much use. A domain has huge benefits in a large network of hundreds or thousands of computers, but for a typical home user it is a big and expensive complication that provides no real benefits.
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  9.    20 Mar 2018 #19

    FWIW, the two main features I cared about (and ultimately were my reasons for going with Windows 10 Pro) were Bitlocker drive encryption & Hyper-V virtualization. Ofcourse there are probably 3rd-party options that accomplish the same thing for Win10 Home users -- such as VeraCrypt and VMWare. I just preferred to have native applications.

    I use my laptop on the go often and worrying about what a would-be thief would do with my information is the least of my concerns with Bitlocker; thus, to me it was worth it. Although as a regular Mac user, I find it disheartening that Microsoft makes their users pay for such comfort since Apple has offered FileVault encryption at no extra charge for a while now.
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  10.    20 Mar 2018 #20

    Yeah those are good points. Sadly, they don't really serve any purpose in my case. I guess if I get a new laptop i might go with pro so i can use bitlocker, or if i should get my own corporation some day i will problably go with pro on the office computers as well, but as for my own personal computer im going to go with windows home.
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