Win 10- Home vs. Pro

Pbman

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PC World mag has a deal on Win 19 Pro for $40 so i bought one.
I have win 10 home installed now. Besides the security, is there an advantage of Pro over home? I read somewhere that Pro has better memory management


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Better security, support virtual machines, group policy edit. There are some more however those are what come immediately to mind.
 

Pbman

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I'm wondering if it's worth spending the time to wipe and install?
 

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Only you can decide. If you need some of the features, then yes. If you do not, then no.
You do understand you do not have to wipe the drive correct? You can simply change the product key and bingo you have pro.
If you do this, I would make sure I had a complete backup of anything important.
 

Pbman

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Wow ,well that's nice feature. But I would only do it for a performance boost, if there was one
 
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As Crjdriver stated, its easy to upgrade to a PRO Version, but you still have to buy a Pro Version and as I did I would recommend that you purchase a RETAIL version vs A OEM version. With the RETAIL version you can move it to a different machine when you get rid of the original system.
 

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The poster stated he has already purchased the Windows 10 Pro. However, an OEM version can only be sold along with the hardware (meaning the computer). If not upgrading but rather purchasing an OS it has to be a retail version or you are in violation of the license agreement which we do not support.
 
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The poster stated he has already purchased the Windows 10 Pro. However, an OEM version can only be sold along with the hardware (meaning the computer). If not upgrading but rather purchasing an OS it has to be a retail version or you are in violation of the license agreement which we do not support.
Well if you build your own computer from the case to the mother board to the CPU, etc, you are the Manufacture of said computer. One would not be in violation of installing a OEM version on said computer since it was built from scratch by you. Now installing it on a previously manufactured system (HP, Dell, etc), would be in violation. Since the OP never stated where/or who built the computer, I only recommend that he purchase and install a retail version - it makes sure your not in violation of MS agreements and allows the the user to Move the installation to another system as long as the original system in no longer in USE by anybody.

PS: OEM Versions are for sale by many designated Microsoft Vendors.
 

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One would not be in violation of installing a OEM version on said computer since it was built from scratch by you.
Sorry but no that's not the case. An OEM license must come with the computer it was installed in and cannot be transferred to another computer nor can it be purchased separately (yes it's available but that doesn't mean it's not a violation of the license agreement). Even an OEM System Builder's license is intended for installation on a PC that's to be resold to someone else.
 
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Yes...you can be a custom PC builder that "sales" said custom PC's with OEM Window. The key to these is; the builder is now responsible as any other PC mfg out there...ie Dell, HP. As I remember, that's in the EULA.

I think this is what storage_man is referring to.
 

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you can be a custom PC builder that "sales" said custom PC's with OEM Window
Yes but that's not the case here. We're talking about a self-build to be kept for personal use and not to be sold to a third party.
 
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True....but that's the "Big Gray" area...as it can said/claimed that a one unit PC is a qualified mfg OEM sale. Albeit to oneself. The claim can still be made.

I'm not taking sides....just pointing out the loophole in the EULA. That's been exploited for as long as I can remember. Is it immoral or illegal...not for me to decide but the fact remains that it's there and being done.

Me personally, I don't do that as a custom builder for oneself. I always get a full retail copy. So I can move OS as I see fit.
 

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