8.1 - Pro or Enterprise?

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  1. kewkie

    kewkie MDL Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering what version i should use.

    I would like to "harden" my other Win8.1 machine, but first reformat it, but don't know if i should use enterprise or pro?
    Thanks
     
  2. m1da3s

    m1da3s MDL Novice

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    enterprise
     
  3. EFA11

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  4. Nimbus2000

    Nimbus2000 MDL Member

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    That blog was written way before the GWX app appeared.

    I have not heard of anyone using Enterprise software being nagged to death to upgrade to Windows 10. :D
     
  5. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Member

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    Yes, use Enterprise if you can and you won't be bugged by MS to upgrade to Win10.

    That's why I only keep Enterprise images of Win7 and 8.1 now.
     
  6. AnthonyStark

    AnthonyStark MDL Novice

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    Could you post download links for en_windows_8.1_enterprise_with_update_x64_dvd_6054382.iso? Thanks!
     
  7. EFA11

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    Yes if you pay your MSDN fees or VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center) fees.
     
  8. Thvle

    Thvle MDL Member

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    Is not better Industry Pro than Enterprise??
     
  9. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Enterprise has these extra features over Pro

    - Windows-To-Go
    - DirectAccess
    - BranchCache
    - AppLocker
    - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    - No GWX compatibility, Enterprise is Non Applicable

    so your answer is Enterprise.
     
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  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you must Windows 8.1 then only Embedded, has all the c**p cut out (like LTSB Win 10)
     
  11. z0d_aWP

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    Embedded, I've read like they are no for gaming is it ?
    I'm going for Win8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64bits for my machine, Will go to LTSB Win10 Enterprise 64bits later..

    EDIT : it's the Update 3
     
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  12. dback

    dback MDL Novice

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    Embedded is basically the same as the "normal" version, just without the metro crap.
    If you don't need any metro apps then go for embedded, there are no cut downs for games
     
  13. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    right or if you want Win 10 you can't get Win 10 as easy
     
  14. piercekalton

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    I think it's a free download from microsoft. at least that's how I got it
     
  15. z0d_aWP

    z0d_aWP MDL Novice

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    #16 z0d_aWP, Feb 11, 2016
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    Thanks for the clarity,
    getting one now to test :worthy::worthy:

    But can I know what's the difference between the Win8 embedded editions - Industry Pro / Industry Enterprise
     
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  16. EFA11

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    nothing from MS that is Volume is free, only standard Home/Pro are available for general public. Unless you DL'ed evaluation VL iso's or someone passed you a direct link (time bombed) from VLSC or MSDN.
     
  17. BitsnBytes

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    Where can i download Windows 8.1 Pro Embedded x64 or Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 to test ?
     
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