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Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro?

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    Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro?


    Well its been a long time since i have been using the windows 8.1 which was , of course pre-installed when i bought my laptop.So recently , i was thinking that should n't i upgrade it to windows 8.1 pro its just 100$ more.But since my friends are saying its for people with business and stuff.Should i really upgrade to it or should i get myself some game on steam?Well if it boosts the game performance i will be very likely to buy the Pro Version , as i am a gamer myself.
    So, should i upgrade it to Pro?
    All advices are welcome.And if possible post the pros and cons as well.
    Regards,
    ibulletproof

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    Unless you need to join a domain you don't need Pro version. It is not faster.

    It has certain other features like Hyper V, bitlocker etc but there are free alternatives.

    Unless it has a feature you think is worth $100 to you I would not bother.

    Here are the differences

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    So u are trying to suggest me to leave it as it is . Well then, steam game is always a choice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Well it doesn't make much of a difference if u'r into programming and stuff then there are a few xtras like group policy editor i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibulletproof View Post
    So u are trying to suggest me to leave it as it is . Well then, steam game is always a choice
    Yes - I would leave it and spend it on games. Or towards a SSD.
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