Windows versions: what are the differences?

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Alejandra Rangel

When we are struggling with the installation of a new operating system, we often get lost among the various technical details. This is the case with Windows versions which at first glance may seem all the same, but in reality they are not at all. Microsoft has in fact developed each different edition following the needs of certain types of users.

In fact, the most complete version of Windows will not necessarily be the one that best suits your needs. To clarify we have consulted directly the FAQ Microsoft in order to provide you with an answer that is as clear and understandable as possible. Are you ready to find out which of the Windows 10 editions is right for you?

Windows 10 Home

Like the name itself, Windows 10 home is the one that best suits the Windows version.home use. Usable on both desktop PCs and laptops, it has recently also been loaded on tablets and 2-in-1 devices. In this case it is the decidedly more widespread version pre-installed on most PC preassemblati. 

Although it is, so to speak, the basic edition, it offers all of them as standard what's new in Windows 10. You will find yourself then Cortana, Microsoft Edge, support for biometric authentication and Continuum. And if you use a fairly dated version of Windows, you will be pleased to see the integration of Application store directly in the program bar.

This thrust "gamer oriented”We also notice it from the presence of the Xbox Live service, which will allow you to record and share all your games online.

Windows 10 Pro

If in addition to using your PC for leisure and entertainment, this world is an integral part of yours working activity, we have to level up. Windows 10 Pro in fact, although aesthetically it appears identical to the Home version, it offers tools dedicated to power users and small businesses.

Among all we must remember Bitlocker, which deals with the encoding of files and documents, the ability to use the remote desktop in advanced mode and the presence of virtualization Hyper-V. If you fall into the category of basic users then, remember that yes, the word Pro can also be cool, but it includes functions that you will hardly use.

10 Windows Enterprise

Since large companies have distinctly different needs than a single, Microsoft has decided to satisfy them with the edition Windows Enterprise. It is not actually an .iso downloadable directly from the web.

To have access to 10 Windows Enterprise in fact, you will need to purchase an additional license. Once this is done you will have access to all business features of the Microsoft operating system. Basically this version differs in the management of updates, security and the ability to easily manage a work group.

Windows 10 Education

the same argument, albeit slightly different, applies to the versions Windows Education. In this case they have been specially designed for schools and training institutes. But what changes compared to other versions of Windows 10?

The features are very similar to Windows Enterprise, with the difference that they will be received more frequent updates for supported features. In case you are interested in this edition we advise you to read the dedicated page. 

10 Windows Mobile

In the beginning it was Windows Phone, the Microsoft mobile revolution that it brought with it Windows Mobile. Now that we will practically no longer see smartphones with Windows on board, the question arises. What happened to Windows Mobile?

In reality this version of Windows continues its cycle on many tablets and 2-in-1 devices. Its operation is in fact excellent and requires very few resources compared to rivals. Inside you will find many functions dedicated to mobile devices. 

The most interesting are certainly thecompletely revised graphical interface, the mode Continuum and home optimization for touch screens. And if you want to discover all the news that accompany Windows every day, how about reading these articles?

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Now that we have worked out together which one Windows version choose for your PC, downloading the right one will be really simple. Remember you don't always have more functions available corresponds to a better functioning of the operating system. So adjust accordingly and choose carefully which one to use.

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