How does Windows 10 Pro compare khổng lồ Windows 10 Enterprise? Let"s take a look at the major differences.

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While Windows 10 is available in many editions, most of them are designed for specific purposes & aren"t available lớn the general public. As a result, you might be confused about Windows editions that aren"t sitting out on store shelves, lượt thích Windows 10 Enterprise.

Let"s take a look at Windows 10 Enterprise vs. Windows 10 Pro, including their intended uses, cost, and included features.

Windows 10 Editions for Home Users

Before we continue, you should know that if you"re wondering what version of Windows 10 is right for you, you don"t need to worry about Windows 10 Enterprise. Enterprise editions of Windows are intended for corporate use, & thus aren"t something you would purchase on your own.

We"ve looked at the differences between Windows 10 Home và Windows 10 Pro, which are the only two versions you need lớn consider for your own PC.

Windows 10 Pro vs. Enterprise: Basics

First, let"s look at the fundamentals of Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise to lớn see how they differ.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro is the next version of Windows above the base Home version. While Windows 10 Home includes all the standout features of Windows 10, like gaming tools, Microsoft Store apps, phone linking features, and more, Windows 10 Pro builds on this.

In Windows 10 Pro, you also get advanced features lượt thích Remote Desktop, BitLocker, Hyper-V, Enterprise Mode for IE, và similar. You also need at least Windows 10 Pro khổng lồ connect a PC khổng lồ a tên miền, which is a comtháng way lớn manage machines in a business setting.

The average home user doesn"t really need anything in Windows 10 Pro, but enthusiast users may prefer it khổng lồ have sầu access khổng lồ all the geeky functions.

In contrast, Windows 10 Enterprise is an edition of Windows that includes even more corporate-focused features than Windows 10 Pro. For instance, you"ll find tools lượt thích Credential Protection, which are designed to prsự kiện unauthorized uses of single-sign on functions. It also includes advanced security functionality, designed to lớn work across a network of many business computers.

The majority of what Windows 10 Enterprise offers over Windows 10 Pro is aimed at IT professionals. These features wouldn"t be necessary for a small business with just a few computers.

Notably, unlike Windows 7, there is no "Windows 10 Ultimate" edition. Windows 7 Ultimate was essentially Windows 7 Enterprise repackaged for home page use, but Microsoft hasn"t offered something like this for Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Windows 10 Enterprise Features

Next, let"s take a brief look at a few of the main features in Windows 10 Enterprise so you know what it offers.

The Long Term Service Channel

Windows 10 regularly receives updates to add new features; while this is great for trang chính users, it can cause major problems in business settings. Computers that run mission-critical tools like factory controls or ATMs don"t need these fancy features---they prioritize stability.

Windows 10 Enterprise computers can select the Long-Term Servicing Branch, which doesn"t receive sầu feature updates to Windows 10. This version receives security updates for a long time, making it a good fit for machines that need khổng lồ run 24/7. It also strips out unnecessary software like the Microsoft Store và Cortamãng cầu.


AppLocker is a security feature that"s not available in Windows 10 Pro. It allows you lớn create a whitecác mục of apps that are allowed khổng lồ run on the system. Anything that isn"t explicitly allowed through AppLocker won"t run on the computer, making it a great tool for environments that khuyễn mãi giảm giá with highly sensitive sầu information.

If this sounds interesting, we"ve sầu shown how khổng lồ lochồng down Windows user accounts using other methods.

Enterprise Virtualization Features

Windows 10 Enterprise includes a few virtualization features designed for companies that that have sầu many computers connected to a VPS. App-V, or Microsoft Application Virtualization, lets companies run apps in a virtual environment & then serve those virtual apps to client computers.

This allows the company to securely run an tiện ích on the hệ thống & control who has access lớn it on their work computers, instead of having hundreds of copies of an tiện ích floating around on various machines.

Similarly, UE-V, or User Environment Virtualization, lets employees save sầu their system settings lớn a virtual tệp tin that syncs khổng lồ other business computers when they sign in. This is useful for companies where people often swap desks or otherwise don"t use the same computer all the time.

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Other Business Tools

Most of the other tools in Windows 10 Enterprise aren"t particularly exciting khổng lồ read about. They include networking tools khổng lồ make it easier for businesses with multiple locations khổng lồ access data across them, under-the-hood features to increase security so that only trusted system processes can access sensitive sầu data, and similar.

See Microsoft"s comparison of Windows editions for business if you"re interested.

Buy Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro is available pre-installed on more powerful computers, which are often intended for business use. You can also buy a copy of Windows 10 Pro from Microsoft for $199.99, opting for either a download or USB drive.

If you already have Windows 10 Home, you can upgrade khổng lồ Windows 10 Pro on your current machine for $99. Head lớn Settings > Update and Security > Activation khổng lồ check your status. Then follow the liên kết to lớn the Microsoft Store to lớn tăng cấp, if you wish.

Windows 10 Enterprise"s pricing isn"t so straightforward. You must buy through Microsoft"s Volume Licensing center, which typically involves using a Microsoft Partner that giao dịch with purchasing Windows for business use. Windows 10 Enterprise is available both on per-user and per-device setups, depending on the type of company.

Windows 10 Volume Licensing
The company also offers two flavors of Windows 10 Enterprise: Enterprise E3 và Enterprise E5. These are almost the same; the only key difference is that E5 includes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. This is an advanced security solution that uses behavioral sensors in Windows 10, cloud tools, và other functions to lớn help business fight against malware.

See the Windows 10 Licensing and how to lớn purchase through Volume Licensing pages for more details.

Should I Use Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise?

Windows 10 Pro is sufficient for small businesses that only have a few computers, don"t rely heavily on servers, & don"t need advanced functions of Windows. Its pricing is straightforward and still allows you lớn manage them in a business setting using tools lượt thích Group Policy.

If you have hundreds or thousands of computers in your company, have sầu a dedicated IT team with specific infrastructure, & have sầu specific computer needs that Windows 10 Pro can"t handle, then Windows 10 Enterprise is for you. Only large companies that have sầu complex infrastructures can take advantage of most Enterprise features.

Meanwhile, these aren"t the only Windows 10 versions available. Did you know that there are others, including Education?

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