This article provides you quick comparison of Windows 10 editions based on the features they offer. It'll help you to select right edition for yourself.

Windows 10 comes with different editions and selection of right edition is necessary for users, before buying any of these editions. Each edition differs another by some features. It is upto users who need check which features they want and this helps them to choose correct edition.

In forums, I’ve seen and replied this question many times – can I use Home edition in my enterprise or workplace. The answer for this question is yes, if Home edition meets your feature requirements, you can surely use it at enterprise/workplace. Microsoft has not restricted to use a specific edition at a particular place of Windows consumption. Microsoft just wants you to activate your Windows with proper license.

A Quick Comparison Of Windows 10 Editions

This article provides you comparison between different Windows 10 editions.

A Quick Comparison Of Windows 10 Editions

The below mentioned quick comparison provides you information of top features on leading Windows 10 editions, as of Version 1903 (latest version, as of this writing). This information is provided by Microsoft.

FEATURE ↓ Home Pro Education Enterprise
Group Policy Editor No Yes Yes Yes
Block Store App With Group Policy No No Yes Yes
BitLocker No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Sandbox (V1903+) No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Subsystem For Linux (V1607+) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Spotlight (V1511+) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hyper-V No Yes Yes Yes
Domain & Active Directory (AD) Connectivity No Yes Yes Yes
UWP Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cortana Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Hello Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Yes* Yes Yes Yes
Remote App Yes* Yes* Yes Yes
Pause Updates (V1903+) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Desktop Yes Yes Yes Yes
Encrypting File System No Yes Yes Yes
Hardware Device Encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Language Support Via Language Pack Yes Yes Yes Yes
Completely Block Telemetry No No No Yes
Support For ReFS No No No Yes
Assigned Access 8.1 No Yes Yes Yes
Family Safety Yes No No No
Parental Controls Yes No No No
Direct Access No No Yes Yes
AppLocker No No Yes Yes
Windows To Go Creator No No Yes Yes
BranchCache No No Yes Yes
Start Screen Control Via Group Policy No No Yes Yes
Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode No Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Device Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Passport Yes Yes Yes Yes
Device Guard No No Yes Yes
Credential Guard No No Yes Yes
Windows Analytics No Yes Yes Yes
Business Store No Yes Yes Yes
Side-loading Of Line Of Business Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Catalog No Yes Yes Yes
Enterprise Data Protection No Yes Yes Yes
Granular UX Control No No Yes Yes
Microsoft UE-V No No Yes Yes
Conditional Access No Yes Yes Yes
Unified Write Filter No No Yes Yes
Windows Information Protection No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) No No Yes Yes
Windows Update For Business No Yes Yes Yes
Current Branch For Business No Yes Yes Yes
Long Term Servicing Branch No No No Yes
Windows Insider Build Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Update Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Client only support for Remote Desktop, Remote App.

Important Notes

  • Home edition only supports OEM, retail licenses. Pro edition support OEM, retail and volume license. In Education and Enterprise editions, only volume license is supported. To check type of license installed, refer this guide.
  • All of these editions supports K and KN variants.
  • All of these editions are available in 32-bit, 64-bit system architecture.
  • Pricing of all of these editions differs and depends upon type of license.

We hope you find this article useful!

Also check: Windows 10 Upgrade Paths.

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