What is the real difference between Pro VL and Pro/Core ?

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  1. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    Pro/Core is bigger size file than Pro VL.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Pro VL install.wim -> 1 index
    Pro/Core install.wim -> 2 indices

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  3. dwDigitalLife

    dwDigitalLife MDL Junior Member

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    #3 dwDigitalLife, Oct 18, 2013
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    Pro/Core Designed For Single Installation For Home Users & Activates With Retail Key
    Pro VL Designed For Large Scale Installation For Organisations & Activates With MAK Or KMS Keys.

    Because Pro/Core Contain Two Version in Single ISO (Windows Pro & Windows Core) Not in List But Windows Pro+WMC Also :D
    Pro VL Contain Only One Version (Windows Pro)
     
  4. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    In addition to that. As said Pro VL is only for Corporare Environment, you can't add WMC as a add-on on ProVL. But it is Possible in Retail Pro

    Cheers :)
     
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  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    #5 Myrrh, Oct 18, 2013
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    This I discovered yesterday. Was hoping to be able to add WMC after I activated it with my OEM key. No dice, the "anytime upgrade" function does not exist at all if you install from the VL media.

    In the opposite direction, if you install from the non-VL media, then activate with a VL key, the "anytime upgrade" function is still there but gives an error message if you try to do it.
     
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  6. Viggen66

    Viggen66 MDL Senior Member

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    If you use your computer for home use, the core edition is the best for you, you don't need the features of pro
     
  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    ...unless you have more than 16gb of ram
     
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  8. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    ...unless your home network includes a Windows Server domain
    ...unless you want to connect to your computer from another computer using Remote Desktop
     
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