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Whats the difference between win 8.1 and win 8.1 pro

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1

    Whats the difference between win 8.1 and win 8.1 pro

    Hi All
    I have 8.1 on my PC a friend has 8.1 pro on hers!
    I can see no difference.



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  2. #2

    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    See this thread to compare windows 8.1 editions.
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  3. #3

    United Kingdom
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit

    Windows 8.1 is the standard edition
    Pro has some enterprise features:
    Domain joining
    Admin tools (gpedit)

    Also,personal use, I find that windows 8.1 pro is quicker and can handle more tasks at once.

    As the above user said see the link to compare
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  4. #4

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,590
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    There is no performance difference, both versions use the same code. The Pro version simply has additional features included. The fact that you can't see any difference pretty much tells you that you have the right version for you since you aren't asking why your friend's PC has a particular feature that your PC doesn't.

    I have the non-pro version on my laptop and the only feature I personally miss is Hyper-V which only comes with Pro & Enterprise versions.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    About five bucks last time I looked.
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