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Mitch Drumm

 

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Post  Posted 12 Jun 2020 3:50 am    
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Some of you might be interested in this if you are still on Windows 7 or want to move from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional.

https://tinyurl.com/y8p7zf2l


Good only till end of June.

Via PC World magazine, but available to all.

Pay by Paypal or other standard means.

You get the official Microsoft Product Key for the $40 and then download the software from Microsoft and install from a USB stick.

Windows 10 Professional Retail is currently $200 at standard sources like Newegg. So, quite a discount.

The Retail version means you can install on any new motherboard or PC you might buy or build in the future---as opposed to on just your current PC or motherboard.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 13 Jun 2020 8:11 am    
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Thanks for posting this. I just bought a copy for my next PC.
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Ken Boi


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Post  Posted 24 Jun 2020 5:04 am    
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Does anyone know if the Win10-Pro version has the same look and feel as the Win10-Home version?

My guess is that it does but just has more features related to a business environment. I want to consider this upgrade especially for my Win-7 machine. My other desktop is Win-10-Home, so I am familiar with that version. The extra features I don't need but for this price it is hard to pass on.
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Mitch Drumm

 

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Post  Posted 24 Jun 2020 7:37 am    
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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compare-windows-10-home-vs-pro

See above; not much reason to get Pro for a typical user. But 40 would be a great price even for Home.

If you sat down in front of 2 PCs, one with Home and one with Pro, it might be a while before you'd notice a difference....all in the features, not "performance".
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 24 Jun 2020 7:42 am    
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Windows 10 Professional will not change the look or feel of Windows 10 Home if you simply change the license key on your machine. That is the simplest way to upgrade. Change the license and new components will be downloaded. Unless you purposely change the theme you won't even notice the difference.

Win 10 Pro is more configurable, via Policy Editor, than the home edition and offers a virtual machine environment for testing programs before installing them for realzies, or for playing with dangerous executables. It also includes the Bitlocker encryption feature for better file security. Finally, the Pro edition lets you pause Windows Updates for up to 7 days.

Unless you would like to play with more advanced configurations, there is no other benefit over Home edition.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 24 Jun 2020 8:09 am    
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Here is a Microsoft page describing the differences between Windows 10 Home and Pro editions.

I forgot to mention that Windows 10 Pro also includes Remote Desktop Connection that can initiate a remote control session with a distant PC that is able to accept such sessions. It is not normally included with the Home edition.
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Ken Boi


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Post  Posted 28 Jun 2020 12:48 pm    
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Thanks Mitch and Wiz for the replies to my inquiry. And a special thanks to Mitch for making us aware of this deal. My recording PC was at WIN-7 so I couldn't resist grabbing this at the price offered.

Software upgrades are a real pain, as I could not just perform the WIN-7->WIN10-Pro upgrade. I kept getting an error and the upgrade would automatically back out and restore WIN-7. So I went for it and did the new install that wipes your boot drive. Yea, you have to reload applications and such, but I feel better having the current OS that is still supported, and also was able to conduct some application housecleaning in the process. Fortunately I keep data files on a separate drive so I don't have to mess with that.
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