What is the difference between PRO VL vs ENTERPRISE ?

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  1. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    if somebody knows ?

    I want to know which version of Windows 8 is the recommended and equal to Windows 7 Ultimate.
     
  2. Dag_01

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    #2 Dag_01, Aug 15, 2012
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    wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions
     
  3. IND

    IND MDL Member

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    i am confused too
    there is no windows 8 pro without vl in msdn
     
  4. razr777

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    The wikipedia comparison pretty much sums it up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions#Comparison_chart
    there are a few features that Enterprise has but not that big of a difference really
     
  5. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    So i think both Editions are included, Core and Pro.
     
  6. Q9650

    Q9650 MDL Member

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    yes i think so! core+pro in 1 image :rolleyes:
     
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  7. -=fantômas=-

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    That's why this image is the biggest.
     
  8. MELERIX

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    there is, in page 3 at MSDN.
     
  9. Sapp

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    #9 Sapp, Aug 16, 2012
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    Leaked Version but reverse :D
     
  10. acyuta

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    If you see the key, it is for pro even though you can see `windows 8 dvd'.
    Good on MS but they should have clarified.
    Even vista had all non-enterprise versions as one download. Enter the product version key and it worked as that version.
     
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  11. Sapp

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    #11 Sapp, Aug 16, 2012
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    Sorry mistaken, Volume License ;)
     
  12. Chinoforest

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    But if I want to use a KMS to activate it, do I need to download the PRO VL version? I think the regular version is only activated via Retail.
     
  13. Myrrh

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    No, the WZT leaked "pro" was in fact the "regular" version and that activates with KMS when you insert the KMS client key for it.

    The Pro VL edition simply has the key pre-populated so you don't get asked for it.
     
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  14. acyuta

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    Is it true that regardless of the suffixes such as VL or otherwise for Pro and Enterprise:
    1. all get activated with KMS
    2. all can get activated with MAK or even a retail key (in case of Pro).
    I think both are true.
     
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  15. Gabriel023

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    #15 Gabriel023, Aug 16, 2012
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    ghacks.net/2012/08/11/microsofts-windows-8-terminology/
    And as far as I know VL stand for Volume License
     
  16. amirez

    amirez MDL Novice

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    pro all the way
     
  17. cyber1

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    Well, according to the excerpt from Wikipedia posted in this thread, Windows 8 Enterprise seems to be a better choice over Windows 8 Professional.

    Now, concerning the different versions of windows 7, Windows 7 Ultimate seems to be the preferred choice among forum users.

    Windows 7 Enterprise may be a bad choice because it may present additional challenges in the activation process.

    Back to windows 8, its hard to say, but maybe the preferred version is Windows 8 Enterprise.
     
  18. TomClancy

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    Just an fyi, with Win8 Pro VL you could not install WMC on it, you had to have the non-VL Win8 Pro version.
     
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  19. EFA11

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    removing the Pro VL ei.cfg results in it asking for a key, it will only except Pro VL and Pro retail keys. I guess there really is no core in there.