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What is Windows 8 N Edition?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 CP x64

    What is Windows 8 N Edition?


    Hi Folks. Trying to find out what the N version is all about. THanks.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's the edition created to satisfy the EU Commission's rules regarding competition in the media player market. Essentially, it does not include Windows Media Player. I would also think it has the Browser Selection screen.
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    Windows 8 CP x64


    So that's the only difference?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    As far as I know, yes.
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    It doesn't have the browser selection screen, at least not in Windows 8.
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    Posts : 5
    W8 Enterprise 64


    ..and if you happen to install accidently N-version of W8, you can get Meda Player and related technologies from here:

    Download: Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8


    (K stands for "Korean edition" in W7 and I think that same thing applies with W8 too. E editions are without IE.)
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  7. #7


    It's edition for some some regions, such as for china only chinese language and some differences. You'll never get that edition in your life
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