Difference Between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is ready for the release and as announced by the Microsoft, the Genuine Windows 7, Windows 8 and windows 8.1 buyers will get free upgrade to Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 pro versions. The latest Windows 10 comes with new features like start screen, a new web browser called Edge, Integration with Cortana and many new features. Though, most of the basic and major features will be available with Windows 10 Home and Pro version, still there are few feature  differences between them.

Difference Between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home

Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 / 8 /8.1 professional users will be able to download Windows 10 pro and the Windows 7 / 8 /8.1 Home users will be able to download Windows 10 Home only. In today’s round we will see difference between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

What I will get with Windows 10 Home?

Windows 10 Home is the basic variant of Windows 10. The basic variant will come with new set of features including the Start Menu. It will also come integrated with Cortana, the Microsoft’s digital voice assistant which was exclusive to Windows Phone till now. Other features in Windows 10 Home would be Battery saver – would allow the users to use their Windows 10 running laptops battery more efficiently by limiting the background activity. New biometrics security feature called Windows Hello and TPM support – it is a microchip which will offer traditional security related options. So, if your computer has TMP chip then Windows 10 Home will support it.

Other features in Windows 10 Home includes, new Virtual Desktops option, snap assist feature allowing the user to keep upto 4 apps on one screen, the all new improved Microsoft Edge browser which is already making buzz in the tech world.

What I will get in Windows 10 Pro?

Windows 10 Pro is for those who crave for more sophisticated protection. In Addition to all the features of Windows 10 Home, the Windows 10 Pro offers more sophisticated connectivity options, privacy tools including Domain Join, Group Policy, Management, Bitlocker (disk encryption tool which allows you to encrypt your external USB drives), Assigned Access 8.1 ( allows you to lock user accounts and prevent them from access specific apps), Remote Desktop, Client Hyper-V and Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer.

Difference Between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home

In below given chart I have highlighted the differences between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

Features Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s Yes Yes
Cortana Assistant Yes Yes
Microsoft Edge web browser Yes Yes
Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices Yes Yes
Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login Yes Yes
universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video Yes Yes
Ability to capture and share game play for XBOX One owners Yes Yes
Domain Join Services Yes Yes
BitLocker Drive Encryption N/A Yes
Remote Access Services N/A Yes
Group Policy editor N/A Yes
Windows Update for Business N/A Yes
Domain Join Services N/A  Yes

So, this was about the difference between Windows 10 pro and Windows 10 Home. If you are a normal user then this differences shouldn’t bother you. However, if you are pro, then it’s recommended to upgrade to pro.

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