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Windows 10 Home Vs. Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft Windows is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all of which are developed and marketed by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Windows was first introduced with version 1.0 on November 10, 1983 . Over a dozen versions of Windows were released after that, including the current version, Windows 10. The two most common editions of Windows for home computers are Windows Home and Windows Professional (Pro).


Windows versions

Home Vs. Pro

The standard version of Windows 10 is actually Windows 10 Home edition, and it's aimed at home users. Windows Pro is just like like an extension to Home in terms of size, features and price. If you're running a small- to medium- sized businesses, you're perhaps more likely to be interested in Windows 10 Pro edition . A lot of features are shared between these two versions of Windows 10, all the basics that you're probably familiar with from earlier versions of Windows. Both can work across desktops , laptops, and tablets, and both come with features like Cortana and Microsoft's new browser, Microsoft Edge . With all those similarities between the two versions of the Windows 10, what exactly are the differences? The extras you get with Windows 10 Professional are all aimed at advanced users, and may not mean much to the average home user.

Compare Windows 10 Home vs. Pro


Features Home Pro
Windows Hello Yes Yes
Cortana Yes Yes
Device encryption Yes Yes
Start Menu Yes Yes
Battery Saver Yes Yes
Microsoft Edge Yes Yes
Firewall and network protection Yes Yes
Microsoft Passport Yes Yes
Internet protection Yes Yes
Continuum Yes Yes
Snap Assist Yes Yes
Parental controls / protection Yes Yes
Secure Boot Yes Yes
Windows Ink Yes Yes
Windows Defender Antivirus Yes Yes
Virtual Desktop Yes Yes
Windows Update Yes Yes
Assigned Access No Yes
Domain Join No Yes
Device Guard No Yes
Enterprise Mode IE (EMIE) No Yes
BitLocker device encryption No Yes
Group Policy Management No Yes
Hyper-V No Yes
Remote Desktop No Yes
Trusted Boot No Yes
Windows Information Protection (WIP) No Yes
Windows Store for Business No Yes
Windows Update for Business No Yes
Max Supported Ram 128 GB 2TB

Windows 10 Home Requirements:

  1. 1 GHz or faster compatible processor
  2. 1 GB RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB for 64-bit
  3. Up to 20 GB available hard disk space
  4. Video card: 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher. DirectX® 9-compatible graphics processor with WDDM driver
  5. Internet access

Windows 10 Pro Requirements:

  1. 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor or faster
  2. Up to 20 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space
  3. 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit, 2 GB for 64-bit
  4. Required video card: 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher. DirectX® 9-compatible graphics processor with WDDM driver
  5. Internet access

Windows 10 Home Vs. Windows 10 Professionsl

Windows 10 Versions

  1. Windows 10 Home
  2. Windows 10 Pro
  3. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
  4. Windows 10 Pro Education
  5. Windows 10 Enterprise
  6. Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC (formerly LTSB)
  7. Windows 10 Education
  8. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  9. Windows 10 IoT Core
  10. Windows 10 S (now an operational mode within Enterprise and Education)


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