Should I choose Windows 10 Home or Pro, Professional, given eligible for both?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by IAmAPC, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    I Googled this, and have found no discussion for this seemingly pretty obvious question.

    Help me choose between Home and Professional, as I'm eligible for both (thanks to Daz)! More precisely, does Home have any benefit over Professional?

    - The downloaded images are of the same size. Perhaps, installed, Home takes less space on the disk than Professional?
    - Perhaps, Home eats less battery on a laptop than Professional?
    - I don't plan to use the two main added benefits of Professional, such as BitLocker and Hyper-V. Still, any benefit for me to going Pro instead of Home?
    - Will the Windows Subsystem for Linux be available for Home and Premium alike? I googled this to no avail!
    - I heard, and maybe that's the one benefit I could use in Pro, if not available in Home, that in Home, if you are in the middle of your work, with 100 tabs and Windows open, and Windows decides we are going to reboot, you have to obey and go on the ride, while you can only postpone reboot after an update in Pro. Like you could postpone rebooting in Windows 7, but it was far from perfect. True? Can you choose when to update/reboot in Home/Pro?

    (Sorry, this is a copy-paste of my previous post in this other thread, I realized it was lost there, I better open a new thread for this question for clarity.)
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Just use the one which suits YOUR needs, normally when someone pirates (or for free going the upgrade to 10 or genuineticket way) windows they use the top edition (7 pro/ulti or 10 pro).

    Most find just one profit to use pro and that is the group policy editor.
     
  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    What sort of madness is this? Professional man, why opt for less features and control?
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    There is nothing to think about here. If anything, I would only install the Pro edition to have the Group Policy Editor. Without it, it's really difficult to tame this OS. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I run Pro, and have never changed anything using Group Policy Editor. What would you want to change? So really it is your choice.
     
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  6. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    I often run to the Loo do if it was my choice I would go with the Poo version

    Ps just being silly go for Pro ofcourse
     
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  7. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Trying to decide between a free 1980 Ford Pinto and a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. sure the Cadillac is FAST, but Nothing Explodes line a Pinto when hit from the rear. :eek:

    Bat Troll Two :)

    Pro also has extras like Bitlocker and Hyper-V. I don't have any plans to upgrade My Win 8.1 Core laptop since the GPUs aren't DX12 capable o_O and even If they were :31: I have a extra drive running Win 10 Home with the Digital License, But I'd upgrade to Win 10 Pro instead of Home If I ever decide to run Win 10.
     
  8. Flipp3r

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    Well if you choose Home then your limited to only 128GB of ram. Pro supports up to 2TB.
    So why be crippled, choose Pro. :p
     
  9. lobo11

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  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    Here is what I disable using Group Policy Editor:

    1- Do not show "new application installed" pop-up when installing a new program

    2- Prevent computer from connecting to a homegroup (no disabling the service entirely is not advisable as it makes my computer sometimes not appear on the network, thus thus rule is awesome as it lets me forget about Homegroup yet not mess up my network connectivity)

    3- Disable Windows Defender

    4- Disable "preserve zone info in attachments" so that files downloaded from the internet are not blocked by default

    5- Disable System Restore

    6- Disable Windows Error Reporting

    7- Disable Taskbar Thumbnail Previews


    :shisha:
     
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  11. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    Gentlemen (hello ladies, if you are lurking around),

    I reviewed your answers, which still don't answer my most crucial concerns.

    2 possible pros for the Home Edition:

    Battery life is important. Disk space can be imporant on those modern, cheap, small machines, such as stick PCs and 'cloudbooks,' some SSDs. You and I can never know on what hardware I might want to install the OS some time later.

    1 possible pro for the Pro Edition:

     
  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I've already replied to your question.

    There is NO POINT to use the home version, less control, less features, same (if not more) resources occupied.

    Frankly seem like you have already your idea (a wrong idea) and you are just looking for someone that confirms it rather than a good answer.
     
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  13. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    He expects a different edition of the same OS to give him better battery life! LOL :tea:
     
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  14. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    Really? Where? I can't see it. I reviewed all 13 posts so far in this thread, and this was your first.


    By the Home requiring same or more resources, do you mean battery life on a laptop or disk space? It's interesting though! It was just kind of unintuitive for me, but whatever.


    No. It was truly meant to be an open ended question. If Professional requires less resources either in battery life or disk space, I can accept that, I can roll with that.




    You replied this to T-S' post who claimed exactly that. Or something like that. Makes sense, if in one edition more processes are running, right?
     
  15. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Indeed it was another thread where you asked the exact same thing.




    Resources, in general. Same storage space same RAM and CPU used.

    Actually the less demanding version as today is Server 2016, because it comes with less services installed, no metro apps, has a less invasive telemetry, has the crappy defender uninstallable by the server manager and so on. But it takes more disk space because the optional server features. Then there is the Enterprise S/LTSB , then pro and home that are roughly to the same level


    Whatever. Deploying each version you want to compare on a native VHD is matter of 5 minutes per installation, just do it and look at the results by yourself
     
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  16. IAmAPC

    IAmAPC MDL Junior Member

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    Putting it all together, I'm now very intrigued: what do you mean by 10 Home uses more resources if it uses the same CPU, RAM, and disk space? :p

    Well, is Server 2016 accessible in a similarly easy fashion like Home or Pro? I don't know about this. If Enterprise were available (last time I checked, it was not), I would choose that in a heartbeat, for the Windows on the Go USB option.

    I had to Google this acronym, it is not known by average people, but if you imply trying Windows 10 as a virtual machine, no, I don't have the resources for that at hand now (RAM, CPU, big, fast SSD). Later (read: well after July 29th) will. Thanks for the tips!
     
  17. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Where I wrote that? :g:I said that home doesn't use less resources than pro, and maybe can be even more demanding because the less control left to the user.

    It's an ISO to download exactly like W10


    Then what? It's never too late to learn something of useful.


    Native VHD. Not virtual machines.

    Was discussed here

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/69118-Windows-10-activation
     
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  18. WildByDesign

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    Resource usage, along with battery life, etc., etc. is quite likely the same between Home and Pro. However, with Group Policy Editor being available in Pro, you have the control in your hands to make it even more efficient and also to limit privacy related concerns. Pro is the only answer in the debate between Home and Pro. You can tame that beast with Pro much easier and to your individual liking.
     
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  19. IAmAPC

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    [Meta: LOL, I became such an important person here, that even my posts are not visible without logging in? whatever.]

    Long story short, I'd truly appreciate any info on Windows 10 server, what is it, how it differs from Windows 10 desktop, how Daz users can or cannot upgrade, is it lightweight software, as per my wishlist in post #1? Thank you!