What's the difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro? Building a PC can be an expensive venture, especially if you aim to play the latest games at their highest settings. When setting your budget, it’s easy to forget about the cost of your operating system. Unless you plan on using Linux, you’ll need either Windows 10 Home or Pro. Retail versions cost $119 for a Windows 10 Home license or $199 if you go with the Pro version—OEM keys that are bought with a hardware purchase cost $109 and $149. That’s a $40-$80 difference that could be put towards a better video card or more memory, but only if you don’t need the additional features Windows 10 Pro offers.Microsoft has offered a Pro version of Windows since the XP days, bringing with it additional features for power users that Home doesn’t offer. And while many of the extra features of Windows 10 Pro are clearly designed for business use, like group policy management and domain binding, there are other … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro?
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MILLIONS of Windows 7 users could be hit by a string of viruses and cyber attacks next year. Microsoft is cutting off support for the hugely popular operating system in January 2020, leaving unsuspecting users exposed to a lurking legion of cyber criminals. The cutoff means the tech giant will stop providing Windows 7 security updates that protect users from hackers and malicious software. Only Enterprise customers will still receive support for the system, but at an eye-watering cost. Recent research suggested Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating system in the world, used by millions across the globe, including huge organisations like the NHS. The company introduced 7 in 2009, but ended mainstream support for the system in 2015. It still accounts for 42.8% of all PC operating systems worldwide, just behind Windows 10 at 45.5%. Microsoft will push critical security updates for the OS until next year in an attempt to protect users from the worst exploits – but then … [Read more...] about Microsoft is KILLING off Windows 7 soon – and it’ll leave you exposed to hackers
Microsoft doesn't want people clinging to Windows 7 the way they did with Windows XP, and it has tried numerous tactics to get people to upgrade to Windows 10. It even made Windows 10 available as a free upgrade for the first year. The freebie offer has long since expired, and for businesses that decide to stick with Windows 7 once support ends in 2020, Microsoft will charge a fee to continue receiving security updates."As previously announced, Windows 7 extended support is ending January 14, 2020. While many of you are already well on your way in deploying Windows 10, we understand that everyone is at a different point in the upgrade process. With that in mind, today we are announcing that we will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023," Microsoft stated in a blog post.The extended support package will be sold on a per-device basis. Microsoft didn't say what it will cost, but did mention that the price will go up each year.To be clear, this is not … [Read more...] about Starting in 2020, businesses will have to pay Microsoft for Windows 7 security updates
Microsoft has been supporting Windows 10 with new updates that bring new features and security to the operating system now it seems that Microsoft plans to roll out S Mode for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise that would potentially convert the OS to Window 10 S but, without the removal of 32-bit components. Windows 10 S was rolled out last year to provide the users an experience focused on security and performance and it seems that Microsoft is looking to provide these features to Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise users. The clue that Microsoft intends to roll out an S Mode for Windows 10 home, Pro and Enterprise making them Windows 10 S, comes from the Bug Bash for the upcoming Redstone 4 update for Windows 10. One of the quests for the Bug Bash was to convert a PC to Windows 10 in S Mode. What S Mode will do is that it will lock down the 32 Bit side of the Operating System, essentially stopping Win32 apps from running on your PC. Furthermore, a report has made its way on the … [Read more...] about Microsoft To Roll Out “S Mode” For Windows 10 Home, Pro And Enterprise
Windows 10 is the latest OS from Microsoft which the company pushed a lot for, even upgraded many users without their consent. However, with the passage of time many have come around to see the advantages of this new operating system and now Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 in global market share. According to a report from StatCounter, a web analytics firm, in January 2018 Windows 10 surpassed the old favorite Windows 7 in terms of its install base. The report suggests that Windows 10 represents 42.78% of Desktop using the new OS with Windows 7 following closely with a 41.86% of Desktop market share. As for Windows 8.1, the report reveals that this operating system stands only 8.72% of Desktop Market share, a very low number in comparison to Windows 7 and 10 which makes sense since Windows 8.1 wasn’t liked by a majority of PC users. Also, this is the first time since Windows 10 launch that this OS has surpassed Win 7 in terms of Market Share. However, there could be a number … [Read more...] about Report: Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share