Windows 10: Windows 10 home vs pro Solved

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  1.    27 Mar 2018 #31

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Did a search and found this guide and it works.

    Will give it some time and see if the home version is better.

    P.S do I need to get a new key or is the key converted with the regedit fix?

    It says that windows is still activated.
    My troubles and just my share input



    The root of my problem may not be win 10
    home but maybe the peeps who built my box name not coming to me at moment, from 8.1 upgrade to 10 that was just a unresponsive cluster cow patty so reinstalled and then the creator's update I ended up with no sound and error with Defender I researched for 4 days and ended up using a 10 month old full back up to recover and reinstall creator's update .

    And my other box has win 10 pro and has updated perfectly every time which had been insider box for years which was a great experience and wealth of knowledge
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  2.    27 Mar 2018 #32

    So far home is working alright, and im not missing any of the features.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 29 Aug 2018 at 14:16.
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  3.    27 Mar 2018 #33

    lx07 said: View Post
    So you installed Pro and have now downgraded it to Home huh?

    This whole thread is therefore pointless.

    You can decide for yourself seeing as (according to you) you tried both.
    Yep - at no point did OP listen to any of the reasons for using PRO and decided to go to Home anyway.

    OP should mark this post as solved. Further discussion is pointless.
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       27 Mar 2018 #34

    @Cerawy

    As microsoft only check activation parameters every so often you may find that you will lose your current activated status at sometime in the future.

    Hopefully as you have downgraded, this will not be an issue in this case, but technically you have an OS that does not match your Licence

    The check cycle is I thing up to 90 Days so I would check regularly
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  5.    31 Mar 2018 #35

    Okay, thanks for clarifying.

    Anyway, i have been using home for some time, and im satisfied with it.
    So im going to mark this thread as solved.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 29 Aug 2018 at 14:06.
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  6.    03 Apr 2018 #36

    I've been considering running a Virtual Machine. And as I understand it, you need Windows 10 Pro for that due to some Home limitations that won't even facilitate it with 3rd party software. Is that correct?

    One thing I'd like to get clarified though... Home vs. Pro... is that are they both capable of operating in a dual boot system? I want to install Linux Mint and be able to boot between Linux and Windows. And then of course in Linux Mint, you can have multiple VM's without any of the painful restrictions imposed by Windows 10 Home.
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  7.    04 Apr 2018 #37

    cytherian said: View Post
    I've been considering running a Virtual Machine. And as I understand it, you need Windows 10 Pro for that due to some Home limitations that won't even facilitate it with 3rd party software. Is that correct?
    No that is not correct. You need Pro to use Hyper-V as a host for VM's but you can use VMWare or VirtualBox (both free) instead if you are running Home. Depending what you want to run a VM for they may as good or better. There are pros and cons for all of them.

    cytherian said: View Post
    One thing I'd like to get clarified though... Home vs. Pro... is that are they both capable of operating in a dual boot system? I want to install Linux Mint and be able to boot between Linux and Windows.
    You can dual boot with either Home or Pro - it makes no difference. You could quadruple boot with Home, Pro, Mint and Ubuntu if you wanted. There is no particular limit.

    cytherian said: View Post
    And then of course in Linux Mint, you can have multiple VM's without any of the painful restrictions imposed by Windows 10 Home.
    This isn't true. Home has no more restrictions than any other OS that can't run Hyper-V. You can't run Hyper-V on Home editions but nor can you on a Linux host either - It only works in certain Windows editions (Pro, Enterprise, Server) either physical or virtual.

    You should understand though that any install of Windows (Virtual Machine or otherwise, Home or Pro) on whatever host (Windows, Linux, MacOS) needs a license.

    With Home or Linux Mint as a host you could run 100 VMs in VMWare or VirtualBox if you wanted. If the VMs were Windows you'd need 100 licenses.

    The only difference is if you were running Pro as the host you could run them under Hyper-V but you would still need 100 licenses for the VMs. You don't get a free Windows VM license because you are using Hyper-V.

    You'd probably be better off making your own thread in the virtualization section if you'd like to discuss virtualization further though - rather than a general "which is best?" thread.
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  8.    04 Apr 2018 #38

    cytherian said: View Post
    I've been considering running a Virtual Machine. And as I understand it, you need Windows 10 Pro for that due to some Home limitations that won't even facilitate it with 3rd party software. Is that correct?
    I'm not a fan of Hyper-V at all. We use VMWare at work, so I'm used to Virtual Workstation Player, which is 100% free. There's no real need to mess with dual-boots at this point. Run your main OS and then virtualize the rest.
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  9.    06 Apr 2018 #39

    lx07 said: View Post
    No that is not correct. You need Pro to use Hyper-V as a host for VM's but you can use VMWare or VirtualBox (both free) instead if you are running Home. Depending what you want to run a VM for they may as good or better. There are pros and cons for all of them.

    You can dual boot with either Home or Pro - it makes no difference. You could quadruple boot with Home, Pro, Mint and Ubuntu if you wanted. There is no particular limit.

    This isn't true. Home has no more restrictions than any other OS that can't run Hyper-V. You can't run Hyper-V on Home editions but nor can you on a Linux host either - It only works in certain Windows editions (Pro, Enterprise, Server) either physical or virtual.

    You should understand though that any install of Windows (Virtual Machine or otherwise, Home or Pro) on whatever host (Windows, Linux, MacOS) needs a license.

    With Home or Linux Mint as a host you could run 100 VMs in VMWare or VirtualBox if you wanted. If the VMs were Windows you'd need 100 licenses.

    The only difference is if you were running Pro as the host you could run them under Hyper-V but you would still need 100 licenses for the VMs. You don't get a free Windows VM license because you are using Hyper-V.

    You'd probably be better off making your own thread in the virtualization section if you'd like to discuss virtualization further though - rather than a general "which is best?" thread.
    Hi there
    On a Linux Host you can try KVM which operates more or less like HYPER-V -- remember though using these types of "HYPERVISORS" for your VM's means that you can't concurrently use VMware / Vbox.

    Current releases of VMware (both player and workstation) require a 64 bit Host machine running either Linux in a 64 bit edition or a 64 bit edition of Windows but of course can run a 32 bit guest VM. I think the last version of VMware that could be installed on a machine running a 32 bit OS was version 10.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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