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Differences between Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education Editions

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Windows 10 has 4 basic editions:  Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education (new to the Windows family).    Here is a table that shows their differences in feature.

In short,

  • Windows 10 Home – it is for home users
  • Windows 10 Pro – it is for small business users.   Built upon Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro has extra features like domain join, bitlocker, and business store.
  • Windows 10 Enterprise – it is for medium and large organizations.  Built upon Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise has extra features like DirectAccess, and AppLocker.
  • Windows 10 Education – it is for schools (staff, administrators, teachers, and students).  It has almost everything that Windows 10 Enterprise has.

Core experiences:

Familar, and better than everHomeProEnterpriseEducation
Customizable Start Menuxxxx
Windows Defender & Windows firewallxxxx
Fast start up with Hiberboot and InstantGo1xxxx
TPM support2xxxx
Battery Saverxxxx
Windows Updatexxxx


Talk or type naturallyxxxx
Personal and proactive suggestionsxxxx
Search web, device, and cloudxxxx
“Hey Cortana” hands-free activationxxxx

Windows Hello3

Native fingerprint recognitionxxxx
Native facial and iris recognitionxxxx
Enterprise level securityxxxx


Virtual desktopsxxxx
Snap assist (up to 4 apps on one screen)xxxx
Snap apps across screens on different monitorsxxxx


Switch from PC to tablet modexxxx

Microsoft Edge

Reading viewxxxx
Built-in ink supportxxxx
Cortana integration5xxxx

Business Experiences

Existing FundamentalsHomeProEnterpriseEducation
Device Encryption6xxxx
Domain Joinxxx
Group Policy Managementxxx
Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE)xxx
Assigned Access 8.1xxx
Remote Desktopxxx
Client Hyper-Vxxx
Windows To Go Creatorxx
Start Screen Control with Group Policyxx

Management and Deployment

Side-loading of line of business appsxxxx
Mobile device managementx 8xxx
Ability to join Azure Active Directory, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps7xxx
Business Store for Windows 108xxx
Granular UX Controlxx
Easy Upgrade from Pro to Enterprise Editionxx
Easy Upgrade from Home to Education Editionxx
Microsoft Passportxxxx
Enterprise Data Protection8xxx
Credential Guard9xx
Device Guard9xx

Delivering Windows as a Service

Windows Updatexxxx
Windows Update for Businessxxx
Current Branch for Businessxxx
Long Term Servicing Branchx


Comments to Differences between Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education Editions

  • x是有,还是没有?

    worldofliu July 29, 2015 1:32 am Reply
    • scottge July 29, 2015 3:35 pm Reply
  • This information was so helpful. Ron

    Ron July 30, 2015 4:21 pm Reply

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