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    Windows 8 Pro includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality is available only for Windows 8 Pro as a separate software package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
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    Where did you obtain your VL key?
    from my university, It was huge pain in just getting the key so I thought I can download windows 8 pro install media from internet and only key matters, but seems I have to request the install media as well.
    As you are using University software have a word with the University IT Administrator.
    i will . Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Windows 8 Pro includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality is available only for Windows 8 Pro as a separate software package.
    So they are same featured versions,huh? except I will have to add media center separately .
    Thanks for info.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You are welcome.
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
    hmmm...I can't get the install media from Msdn or technet but I will try getting it from my source of key. Any way , Is there any feature difference in retail windows 8 pro and VL windows 8 pro? if yes, which is better?
    I don't think there is any difference other than the way they activate. I'd have to read up on it to be 100% sure though.
    well both are pro version so there shouldn't be any difference. But I read somewhere that VL version doesn't support "add features" option ... guess I have to actually install to find out.
    thanks!
    Adding Media Center would be the only upgrade to 8 Pro though add features. I do believe Media Center is blocked on the Enterprise version of Windows 8, not sure about VL though.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
    from my university, It was huge pain in just getting the key so I thought I can download windows 8 pro install media from internet and only key matters, but seems I have to request the install media as well.
    As you are using University software have a word with the University IT Administrator.
    i will . Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Windows 8 Pro includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality is available only for Windows 8 Pro as a separate software package.
    So they are same featured versions,huh? except I will have to add media center separately .
    Thanks for info.
    What Mr Sardonicus posted is a list of the features added when you go from 8 to 8 Pro. Media Center is a further upgrade on top of that, and you have to have 8 Pro to be able to add it.
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