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Solved difference between windows 8 pro and windows 8 pro vl & N


quickslvr

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one Google I found the windows 8 different version like pro, pro vl and pro N which are very strange to me. so I want to know that whether they exists or not .if yes they exists can u explain which one is best and their features
 

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Hello Quickslvr,

Basically the differences are this below. Otherwise, they are the same.


VL = Volume License instead of retail product key.

N = Without Windows Media Player (WMP).


Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Hi there

VL usually implies Volume License so these are usually copies which can be activated many times but have a unique key. I've heard of Enterprise versions being VL but it seems rare that W8 PRO would be VL -- but I suppose in a business it's possible.

I think the N edition means it doesn't include the Media stuff which if you want it has to be added separately. However with service now being supplied directly from the Internet and free media players like VLC which can handle nearly every known codec in the universe the need for the Ms media stuff isn't an issue any more.

@brink -- you just beat me to it -- cheers jimbo.

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thanks to jimbo
Hi there

VL usually implies Volume License so these are usually copies which can be activated many times but have a unique key. I've heard of Enterprise versions being VL but it seems rare that W8 PRO would be VL -- but I suppose in a business it's possible.

I think the N edition means it doesn't include the Media stuff which if you want it has to be added separately. However with service now being supplied directly from the Internet and free media players like VLC which can handle nearly every known codec in the universe the need for the Ms media stuff isn't an issue any more.

@brink -- you just beat me to it -- cheers jimbo.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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quickslvr

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it means I can install any ? like n or vl ...both function well
Hello Quickslvr,

Basically the differences are this below. Otherwise, they are the same.


VL = Volume License instead of retail product key.

N = Without Windows Media Player (WMP).


Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Nope. The product key you have would have to be for that specific edition.

VL just means that you will need to a volume license key to activate instead of the usual retail product key.
 

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thanks a lot, now I know, but I cannot find the option to make the system image backup, My OS is Win 8 pro 32 bits
 

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    CPU
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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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