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Windows 10 Professional isn’t just for cubicle dwellers who have no choice in the matter. While users who own a ‘professional’ PC like the Surface Pro 3 will automatically be upgraded to this higher-end version of the OS, smaller businesses and PC enthusiasts, as well as contractors and sole proprietors, may also weigh the benefits of the Pro version vs. Windows 10 Home.
Windows 10 Professional doesn’t take anything away from Home users; it simply adds more sophisticated features. It’s a costly choice, though: $99 for a Windows 10 Pro Pack that takes you from a licensed copy of Windows 10 Home to the Professional version. This applies to Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, or Windows 8.1 users, who are only eligible for Windows 10 Home.
Microsoft created a useful webpage for comparing the different Windows 10 versions, breaking down the reasons to upgrade to Windows Pro into four categories: the fundamentals, management and deployment, security, and Windows updates. All of them have some relevance for power users and more traditional businesses alike. While there are dozens of differences (check our review of Windows 10 for the details), five key aspects of Windows 10 Professional will help you decide whether the upgrade is worth it for you.
1 . The Windows you know, only better
Windows 10 feels familiar so you can get more done from the get-go. The Start menu is back with space to pin your favorite apps. And simple navigation means you don't need to spend much time learning anything new.
2 . Always up-to-date
You won't have to wonder if you have the latest features or security updates. Windows automatically delivers updates, when they're ready, directly to your device.
3 . Cortana's got your back
Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant who works across all your devices to help get things done.
4 . Rule the web
Microsoft Edge is an all-new browser built to deliver a better web experience. You can write directly on webpages from your PC, read articles distraction free, and save your favorites to read offline later.
5 . Take your gaming further
With Xbox on Windows, play and connect with your games and friends. Everywhere.
6 . Universal Apps, including Office
The Store in Windows 10 is a one-stop shop for hundreds of thousands of apps including games, music, videos, as well as a new version of Office.
Windows 10 Home vs Pro, Which Windows Is Right For You?
Windows 10 Home and Pro are finally here and they are full of great features. Windows 10 Home includes a return of the Start Menu, Cortana, Battery Saver Mode, Device Encryption, Virtualization, Microsoft Edge, and much more. A great choice for your PC at home.
Windows 10 Pro includes all the functionality of Windows 10 Home plus additional business and security features. Windows 10 Pro comes with Group Policy Management, the ability to join a Domain, Bitlocker, Remote Desktop, and Microsoft Passport. An ideal choice If you are running a small to medium sized business or if you are looking for advanced security.
Additional Important Information
To install Windows 10 Pro OEM you will need to do a CLEAN INSTALL. If you do not want to do a clean install Windows 10 Retail is a better choice.
A clean install requires formatting your hard drive during the installation process (you will loose all data on your hard drive).
You cannot upgrade from an older operating system. However you can create a partition on your hard drive to back up your files and programs.
You will also need to create installation media with either a DVD or USB drive. Directions on how to do a clean install and create installation media will be sent with your order.
Windows 10 Pro OEM can only be installed once on one computer.
How to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 ?
Windows 10 is set to be released later this month. The OS will be available on flash drives, however, if you want to create your own bootable USB drive for Windows 10, you can do that pretty easily. Here’s how to:
The easy way
There’s always an “easy way” to do things on Windows using some kind of software. Creating a bootable USB drive is also pretty easy – here’s how to do it:
Download Rufus from here
Click and Open rufus.exe
Once the user interface of the software opens up, plug-in your USB
After that, look for the “Create a bootable USB drive option” and from the drop-down, select an ISO Image
Then, click on the button next to the dropdown and select the Windows 10 ISO that you want to install
Lastly, click on “Start” and wait for the software to create the bootable USB drive.
That’s pretty much it. You now have a bootable USB drive, just plug it in your device and make sure your BIOS is all setup and you should now be able to easily install Windows 10 using the bootable USB drive that you just created.
The hard way
If you don’t want to use any software, there’s another way of creating a bootable USB drive, but that’s a bit trickier. Here’s how to do it:
First, make sure your USB drive is plugged in
Search and open Command Prompt as an administrator
Next, you’ll have to open the disk management utility using CMD (Command Prompt) – to do that, type in diskpart and hit enter
After that, you will have to display the connected disks that are available – to do that, type in list disk and hit enter
Then, you’ll need to select your USB drive – to do that, type select disk # and hit enter – you’ll have to replace the # with your disk number
Next, you’ll have to clean the USB drive – to do that, type clean and hit enter
Then you’ll need to create a bootable partition – type in create partition primary and hit enter
You will now need to select the partition that you just created. To do that, type in select partition 1.
After that, type active and hit enter
Next, you’ll need to format the USB drive – just type in format fs=fat32 and hit enter
You’ll now need to assign your USB drive a letter, to do that, just type in assign
Lastly, copy all the Windows 10 files and paste it inside the USB drive. (You can copy the files by extracting an ISO or copy it from a Windows 10 disk).
That’s it! You have just manually created a Windows 10 bootable USB drive and it’s ready to install Windows 10 on your device.
Creating a bootable USB drive is pretty easy, to be honest. I’d recommend following the easy way of creating the bootable USB drive if you’re not an expert – however, if you’re an expert, just follow the hard way of creating the bootable USB drive and avoid using any type of software.
If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, here’s the minimum hardware you’ll need. Read further below to learn about the additional factors that impact upgradeability. For more information about the free upgrade offer1, please visit the Windows 10 Upgrade page for details.
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