1. thron's Avatar
    I enabled hardware virtualization via BIOS / running Windows 10 Home on my laptop.
    Install for emulator still failed.

    It is my understanding Windows 10 Pro is required in order for the emulators to work, so is there any way to jump to pro from home without paying to do so? (Aside from pirated junk, not interested in that)

    Really, all I am interested in is the emulators. It is strange that Pro is a prerequisite just for the emulators, if the hardware already supports it.
    Last edited by thron; 07-17-2016 at 04:45 PM.
    07-17-2016 04:19 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I enabled hardware virtualization via BIOS / running Windows 10 Home on my laptop.
    Install for emulator still failed.

    It is my understanding Windows 10 Pro is required in order for the emulators to work, so is there any way to jump to pro from home without paying to do so? (Aside from pirated junk, not interested in that)

    Really, all I am interested in is the emulators. It is strange that Pro is a prerequisite just for the emulators, if the hardware already supports it.
    according to this page, any windows 10 can work: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/v...uirements-vs#1

    But for the emulator, yes, you need pro

    Here's an article on how to change: How to easily upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro | Windows Central

    It basically says the cost is 100USD to change to pro
    07-18-2016 01:06 AM
  3. thron's Avatar
    That sucks. The cost is definitely not worth it, since the only feature of Pro I need is the emulators.
    Visual Studio works fine on Home, but it would save the hassle of testing on a live phone if I could just do it on-screen.

    With a shortage of apps in the store, you'd think Microsoft would make it as easy as possible for people to have everything at their fingertips.
    I find it exceptionally strange I can get Android emulators in Visual Studio without any special OS! WTF, Microsoft???
    07-18-2016 01:48 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    That sucks. The cost is definitely not worth it, since the only feature of Pro I need is the emulators.
    Visual Studio works fine on Home, but it would save the hassle of testing on a live phone if I could just do it on-screen.

    With a shortage of apps in the store, you'd think Microsoft would make it as easy as possible for people to have everything at their fingertips.
    I find it exceptionally strange I can get Android emulators in Visual Studio without any special OS! WTF, Microsoft???
    I also wanted to use the emulator but this pro thing stopped me - I think I'm going to ask via the chat service on this weird roadblock
    thron likes this.
    07-18-2016 06:38 AM
  5. sinime's Avatar
    Keep an eye out on the MS Developer TechRewards site. At one point they were offering a Win10Pro upgrade key (Edit: the more I think about it, I think it was a Win 8 Pro key back when the program was DVLUP) and it was around 800 points or so. BEWARE: they currently list a license for Win10, BUT it doesn't say "Pro" anywhere on it, so I'm inclined to think it's just standard Windows 10.

    https://rewards.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/rewards
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-18-2016 02:58 PM
  6. thron's Avatar
    Interesting!

    It leads to this page: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=ZYFykf_D and there's a "For Home" link in the menu... maybe you get to pick your version upon install?

    If so, not a bad deal at all (if you have the points). I'll signup and see if I can acquire some before that offer goes away.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-18-2016 03:21 PM

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