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  1. teots's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 Bit Home Version 20H2
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    Windows 10 Home vs pro


    Hello,
    I need advise on win 10 home or pro is better for gamming and multimedia (movies, music) ?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #2

    For the purposes asked about there should be no difference. The Pro version is aimed more towards businesses, setups on company networks. There is a difference in maximum supported memory/RAM between the 2 editions, may be important for some uses.
    Whats the maximum RAM support for Windows 10 Home Edition and - Microsoft Community
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    No difference for your basic needs but the Pro version has the advantage you can defer feature updates and provides the Group Policy Editor.
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  4. teots's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 Bit Home Version 20H2
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    Thanks guys for the advices. I wonder where to download updates for win 10 pro ? I got a copy of win 10 pro, I wonder is it better than win 10 home
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    No, Pro is no better for gaming than Home, but if you have a Pro key than I would use it.

    You update W10 Pro the same way you update W10 Home, through windows update.

    Why are you confused about this ??
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  6. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    If you want to go from Home to Pro just change your key using the Retail Pro key you bought.

    All it does is unlock the Pro Features.
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    Steve C said:
    No difference for your basic needs but the Pro version has the advantage you can defer feature updates and provides the Group Policy Editor.
    Exactly, you can postpone the new version update for up to 365 days if you want, which allows more bugs to be worked out, and gives more time for hardware compatibility.

    I usually wait at least 3 or 4 months before updating to the new version, sometimes longer.

    With the recall, 1809 has not even been out for 2 months yet.

    1803 is working great, so there`s no reason to install 1809 yet, in my opinion.
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  8. teots's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 Bit Home Version 20H2
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    AddRAM said:
    No, Pro is no better for gaming than Home, but if you have a Pro key than I would use it.

    You update W10 Pro the same way you update W10 Home, through windows update.

    Why are you confused about this ??
    I'm not confuse, I don't use win update I download the whole update.
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  9. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,550
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    teots said:
    I'm not confuse, I don't use win update I download the whole update.
    I use the MCT to get the Version Upgrades [both Bootable USB and .iso file] then when an update to a Version comes out I get the install running then use the Learn more item on the updates page of Settings to download the Offline files for use on computers with slow connections when necessary.
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  10. Porthos's Avatar
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    Win 10
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    teots said:
    I'm not confuse, I don't use win update I download the whole update.
    Home and Pro use the SAME updates.
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