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Which is Faster? Windows 8.1 Home or Professional?

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    win 8.1

    Which is Faster? Windows 8.1 Home or Professional?


    Is windows 8.1 professional faster than windows 8.1 home edition? Especially for playing games?

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  2. #2


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    win8 64bit


    windows 8.1 professional is faster
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  3. #3


    Neither is really faster. Pro just adds some additional features and allows addressing more RAM (memory) than home.

    I have systems with Home and with PRO. I see no difference.
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    There's no speed difference since they both use the same kernel. As fireberd said, Pro adds some additional features but under the hood they're the same.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Yea, don't see how one could be faster than the other when playing games or anything else. Pro has just a couple more features but the same core OS.
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    All editions of Windows 8 share the same code base and run the same applications the same way. Windows 8 Pro has some features necessary for use on large business networks and some others, few of which would be of use to a home user.
    Last edited by LMiller7; 24 Jun 2015 at 09:36. Reason: Change references from Windows 7 to Windows 8
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Weren't we talking about 8.1 though? Did I miss something?
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    N. Calif
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    It wouldn't make any difference if we were talking Win 8 or Win 8.1, the answer is the same.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    It wouldn't make any difference if we were talking Win 8 or Win 8.1, the answer is the same.
    I understand, just wondered how 7 came up. Nitpicking I know.

    Lol, LMiller7 changed it to 8, apology for being so picky.
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