Compare Windows 11 Home Vs. Pro Versions

Windows 11 Home requires a Microsoft account and an internet connection to set up, whereas Windows 11 Pro does not. Outside of this confirmed difference, Windows 11 Pro is likely to offer additional security and business features over the Home version.

Windows Security

As business users often deal with especially sensitive information, there are also some extra security features in Windows 11 Pro.

Feature Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Pro
BitLocker device encryption NO Yes
Windows Information Protection (WIP) NO Yes
Integrated with Microsoft Information Protection NO Yes
Remote deployment and compliance NO Yes
Windows Sandbox NO Yes
Device encryption Yes Yes
Find my device Yes Yes
Firewall and network protection Yes Yes
Internet protection Yes Yes
Parental controls and protection Yes Yes
Secure boot Yes Yes
Windows Hello Yes Yes
Windows Security Yes Yes
Application Control Yes Yes
Automatic encryption on capable devices Yes Yes
Biometrics Yes Yes
Multifactor Authentication Yes Yes
Protection from fileless based attacks Yes Yes
Windows Defender Antivirus Yes Yes
Windows Defender System Guard Yes Yes

Windows Business

Of course, the most of the differences between Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro editions are for businesses. Most device management capabilities aren't available in Windows 11 Home at all.

Feature Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Pro
Assigned Access NO Yes
Azure Active Directory Join NO Yes
Dynamic Provisioning NO Yes
Microsoft Store for Business NO Yes
Cloud managed updates NO Yes
Enterprise State Roaming with Azure NO Yes
eSIM Enterprise Solutions NO Yes
Group Policy NO Yes
Kiosk mode setup NO Yes
Mobile Application Management NO Yes
Mobile device management NO Yes
Seamless local and virtual apps NO Yes
Support for Active Directory NO Yes
Support for Azure Active Directory NO Yes
Windows Autopilot NO Yes
Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) NO Yes
Windows Update for Business NO Yes
Delivery Optimization Yes Yes
Express Updates Yes Yes

Business Communication

Feature Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Pro
Focus on meetings Yes Yes
Mute/Unmute from taskbar Yes Yes
Share from taskbar Yes Yes

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User Experience

Feature Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Pro
Accessibility Yes Yes
Android Apps Yes Yes
AutoHDR Yes Yes
Cloud Clipboard Yes Yes
Cortana Yes Yes
Desktops Yes Yes
Faster boot time Yes Yes
Fluid tablet experience Yes Yes
Focus Assist Yes Yes
Microsoft 365 apps on Windows Yes Yes
Microsoft Edge Yes Yes
Microsoft Power Automate Yes Yes
Microsoft search in Windows 11 Yes Yes
Microsoft Whiteboard Yes Yes
Multi-tasking Yes Yes
OneDrive Yes Yes
Single Sign-on Yes Yes
Snap groups Yes Yes
Snap layouts Yes Yes
Touch, pen voice, gesture Yes Yes
Voice Typing Yes Yes
Widgets Yes Yes
Windows Ink Yes Yes
Work across devices Yes Yes
Microsoft Store Yes Yes
Microsoft Teams Yes Yes
Gaming Yes Yes
Remote Desktop NO Yes
OneDrive for Business NO Yes
Hyper-V NO Yes

**Features and app availability may vary by region.

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