Windows 10 Home vs Pro

Microsoft launched Windows 10 with Home,Pro and Enterprise edition on 29 July 2015. But which one is suitable for you? Windows 10 home or Pro version. However, Both the Windows versions have their pros and cons.

But, there are some basic difference between these versions of Windows 10 you should know before you consider installing or buying Windows.

Difference Between Windows 10 Pro and Home Edition

If you are planing to buy Windows 10, it’s better you know the product and their features as per your requirement. So, here are more comparative data which explains the basic difference between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home Edition.

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Windows 10 Pro

I personally prefer to install Windows 10 pro version, however according a blog published on official Microsoft blog forum, Windows 10 home edition is more customer focused and optimized edition of Windows 10.  Microsoft has introduced some extra features in Windows 10 home basic like Microsoft Edge browser, improved Cortana search, tablet mode and many more.With windows 10 Professional, you can use cloud technology in efficient way. It will give high security. It will support remote mobile productivity.

Windows 10 Home

As I already mentioned Windows 10 Home Edition is more optimized and stable version of Windows 10. Optimal for PC and Tablet devices use. 

Refer the table below to know the comparative difference between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home edition

Feature Windows10 Home Windows10 Pro
Cortana Yes Yes
Continuum Yes Yes
Device encryption Yes Yes
Microsoft Edge Yes Yes
Mobile device management Yes Yes
Virtual desktops Yes Yes
Windows Hello Yes Yes
Windows spotlight Yes Yes
Update to newer builds Yes Yes
In-place upgrade to Education Edition Yes Yes
In-Place upgrade to Enterprise Edition No Yes
Assigned access 8.1 No Yes
Bitlocker and EFS No Yes
Business store No Yes
Remote desktop No Yes
Client Hyper – V No Yes
Join a domain No Yes
Group policy management No Yes
Windows update for business No Yes
Enterprise mode internet explorer No Yes
Private catalog No Yes
Enterprise data protection No Yes

Purchasing Microsoft Windows 10 Home or Windows Pro Edition

It is advised to always purchase Windows Operating system from official Windows Store or authorized outlet. This will ensure that you get a proper support if required.


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A. R. Krishna

I.T. Professional completed my B.E. , a blogger Enthusiast, Software developer, and a ICT freelancer. While working as freelancer I have worked with some great people and agencies that taught me lots of things.

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