1.    20 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 67
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Professional and Home Networking


    Hi,

    My 3 Windows 10 computers are all Professional versions, and connect fine with each other in WORKGROUP.

    My question relates to a PC running Home version (which we may also have soon). Before we decide I want to ensure that a Home version can connect to WORKGROUP. If not how can it connect to our small network, or should we just get another Professional version PC?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    20 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,912
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Opinion? Get another Pro version. There's several differences between the versions that possible could cause more non-productive work just to get any problems fixed.
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  3.    21 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,982
    Mac OS Sierra

    A Workgroup is just a standard LAN connection. Any OS can connect to SMB/CIFS, regardless of what version of the OS you are using.
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  4.    21 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    France
    Posts : 67
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    So Windows 10 Home will be able to join my WORKGROUP then!
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  5.    21 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 240
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 x64

    You won't be able to create a domain like those businesses do since you need a windows server along with a server grade hardware to do it. Workgroup is SMB like what bro67 mention.
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  6.    21 Aug 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 925
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    So Windows 10 Home will be able to join my WORKGROUP then!
    Basically -- YES.
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  7.    21 Aug 2016 #7
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,982
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    So Windows 10 Home will be able to join my WORKGROUP then!
    As I stated before, a Workgroup is nothing more than a Standard LAN connection that uses SMB/CIFS.
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