Difference Between Windows 10 Home And Pro

Difference Between Windows 10 Home And Pro

Windows 10, the newest version of the Windows operating system, is available in a total of seven editions: Home, Pro, Enterprise, Mobile (no longer supported), Education, Mobile Enterprise (not supported), and IoT Core. Out of these seven editions, only Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Enterprise are desktop editions. Since Windows 10 Enterprise edition is exclusive to business and Education edition is meant for schools and students, we, home users need to choose an edition between Home and Pro. Now, if you want to know the difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro editions or if you want to know what all features you’ll get when you upgrade from Home to Pro edition, go through the following chart released by Microsoft. Difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro editions                                                                   Features Home Pro Customizable Start   Yes Yes Windows Defender and Windows firewall Yes Yes Fast startup with Hiberboot and InstantGo Yes Yes TPM Support Yes Yes Battery Saver Yes Yes Windows Update Yes Yes Cortana Talk or type naturally Yes Yes Personal and proactive suggestions Yes Yes Reminders Yes Yes Search web, device, and cloud Yes Yes “Hey Cortana” hands-free activation Yes Yes Windows Hello Native fingerprint recognition Yes Yes Native facial and iris recognition Yes Yes Enterprise level security Yes Yes Multi-doing Virtual desktops Yes Yes Snap assist (up to four apps on one screen) Yes Yes Snap apps across screens on different monitors Yes Yes Continnum Switch from PC to tablet mode Yes Yes Microsoft Edge Reading view Yes Yes Built-in ink support Yes Yes Cortana integration Yes Yes Security Device Encryption Yes Yes Microsoft Passport Yes Yes Enterprise Data Protection No Yes Windows as a service Windows Update Yes Yes Windows Update for business No Yes Current branch for business No Yes Management and deployment Side-loading of line of business apps Yes Yes Mobile device management Yes Yes Ability to join Azure directory, win single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps No Yes Business Store for Windows 10 No Yes Easy Upgrade from Pro to Enterprise Edition No Yes Easy Upgrade from Home to Education Edition Yes No Existing fundamentals Device Encryption Yes Yes Domain Join No Yes BitLocker No Yes Group Policy No Yes Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer No Yes Assigned Access 8.1 No Yes Remote Desktop No Yes As you can see, although Home edition is the most basic edition of Windows 10, most of the newly introduced features are available in the Home edition. The only features missing from Home edition when compared to the Pro edition are Domain join, Group Policy, BitLocker, Remote Desktop, Assigned Access, Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer, Business Store, Enterprise data protection, Windows Update for Business, and Current Branch for Business. If you are a home user, the Home edition is perfect for you as features like Domain join, Windows Update for Business, and Current Branch for Business are not essential for home users. That said, it would have been nice to have BitLocker, Remote Desktop, and Group Policy features in Home edition. Surprisingly, some of the advanced features like Windows To Go Creator, AppLocker, Credential Guard, and Device Guard are not exclusive to the Enterprise edition as these features are present in the Education edition as well.

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