1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I wanted to use an emulator for windows 10 mobile and you can do that using Visual Studio but the emulator option is only available if you have windows 10 pro installed and not with the basic windows 10 OS.

    Getting the pro upgrade means paying an additional 100USD which is lot.

    So what are the benefits or added features of having pro instead of basic? I'm especially asking this for those who upgraded from home to pro and saw some real differences

    Thank you
    08-18-2016 05:48 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    If you go by the list of features the differences are really about what the package does and doesn't do rather than any performance differences.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=uaaGfrmC

    Pro is aimed at small business or professional/power users. Where Home is sufficient for the average user.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-18-2016 06:03 AM
  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    There doesn't seem to be any feature that I can use in windows 10 pro vs home. So I'm finding it hard to justify paying 100USD for pro just so that I can use an emulator for windows 10 mobile through Visual studio
    08-18-2016 07:07 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There doesn't seem to be any feature that I can use in windows 10 pro vs home. So I'm finding it hard to justify paying 100USD for pro just so that I can use an emulator for windows 10 mobile through Visual studio
    Do you have a link to the emulator you're going to use I can't seem to find anything.
    08-18-2016 07:30 AM
  5. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Do you have a link to the emulator you're going to use I can't seem to find anything.
    here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/u...h-the-emulator

    It clearly states that you need pro or higher

    Now, how can one get a windows 10 education license? Time to research
    08-18-2016 08:00 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/u...h-the-emulator

    It clearly states that you need pro or higher

    Now, how can one get a windows 10 education license? Time to research
    The only assumption one can make abut that is that MS doesn't expect Home users to do programming. Which is odd in this day and age. To me, their whole thing with making different versions is nothing more than a money grab.
    08-18-2016 08:07 AM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    The only assumption one can make abut that is that MS doesn't expect Home users to do programming. Which is odd in this day and age. To me, their whole thing with making different versions is nothing more than a money grab.
    Most features with visual studio/community can work on the home version. It's just this one feature that requires a higher level

    So no other benefit of having pro? No other unlocked features?
    08-19-2016 05:21 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Most features with visual studio/community can work on the home version. It's just this one feature that requires a higher level

    So no other benefit of having pro? No other unlocked features?
    I know I do get to use Bitlocker for drives, not just encrypting the main drive.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-19-2016 06:20 AM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I know I do get to use Bitlocker for drives, not just encrypting the main drive.
    In this age of apps, one rather have a way of locking specific apps and programs, don't you think?
    08-19-2016 06:56 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    In this age of apps, one rather have a way of locking specific apps and programs, don't you think?
    Its not about protecting specific applications or anything, which isn't quite the same. I like one login that protects everything personally, I dont have a use for halfway protection.

    Its about protecting every bit of data from prying eyes.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-19-2016 07:48 AM

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