Do I Need to Upgrade ?? Solved

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    Do I Need to Upgrade ??


    Ok

    So i am Pleased with my home version

    but i keep hearing u should upgrade why and what are the benefits and who needs pro

    Thanks
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    I doubt you will find the upgrade beneficial in any way. See for yourself - Home vs Pro.
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    Main benefit of Pro to me- various controls on updates. (But I got the license for around $44 - paid for Win 8.1, and upgraded from that).

    Do you need to upgrade each 6 months? Well, no for most people in terms of new functions. Problems can arise after the release of each new build. But their lifetime is around 18 months I think.. (see MS lifecycle).
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    MadPaxx said: View Post
    ...i am Pleased with my home version but i keep hearing u should upgrade why and what are the benefits and who needs pro
    lolnothankyou said: View Post
    I doubt you will find the upgrade beneficial in any way. See for yourself - Home vs Pro.
    For personal use the main differences between Pro and Home are that in Pro...
    • you can encrypt the system using Bitlocker (but make sure you never loose the password, Bitlocker encryption is virtually unbreakable).
    • You have the Group Policy editor for more control, especially over updates (but Brinks tutorials often include the registry edits to do the same things in Home).
    • You can use Remote Desktop to connect to your PC from anywhere (TeamViewer can do that in Home).
    • You can use Hyper-V to run virtual machines (but VMWare can do that in Home).


    I have Home on one machine and Pro on another, the only Pro feature I regularly use is Hyper-V, and that's only because VMWare doesn't support Macrium's viBoot (runs a Macrium image as a VM).
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    You have the Group Policy editor for more control, especially over updates (but Brinks tutorials often include the registry edits to do the same things in Home).
    Note the exclusions in those tutorials for the Home edition e.g. for Notify
    Deferral of feature updates is similarly excluded from Home.

    Those are the two most important features for control of updates.

    E.g.
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable Automatic Updates using Group Policy



    This option is not available and will not work in Windows 10 Home. Microsoft has prevented disabling automatic updates in the Home edition.
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