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    Default Win 10 Pro vs. Home

    So- I work for a very small company- 2 people.

    It's time for a new laptop. I've been noticing how much cheaper 'Home' laptops tend to be.

    I never join a domain- work from home. My work consists of VPNs and RDPs to client servers- all of which can be done on Home.

    Is there anything I'm missing that should steer me toward Pro?

    Thanks

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    The only thing I cared about were a few automatic update options. Pro isn't great about it either, but Home seemed to force updates down your throat the instant they were available. Pro allows you to delay them.
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    I wanted Bitlocker and Hyper-V so those were major drivers for me towards Pro.

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    Bitlocker and Remote Desktop were the only two features on Pro that I wanted/needed. Otherwise Home is perfectly fine for everything else tbh.
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    W10 Home vs Pro plain and simple

    VPN's your better off with a 3rd party, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortalis View Post
    W10 Home vs Pro plain and simple

    VPN's your better off with a 3rd party, IMO.
    That's one of the sources I looked at and steered me toward Home over Pro.

    I don't get the choice- the VPNs are given to us by clients- some are 3rd party but a lot of them are still windows VPNs.

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    W10 home does not allow the actual control of the machine on the other end, Pro allows for the control of the machine on the other end. It all about what you exopect to be able to do with the RDP.the RDP to fix stuff on my father's computer when he lived far away from me as he was not able to follow my instructions.
    The choice of VPN is all about your security. We they open up transactions to 3rd party scrutiny? Some have statements of how they store this info, IF they store the info. I have tried to use the Microsoft VPN and dont have the IT background to properly maintain the security so I use PIA. I also found the Microsoft version slowed my web transactions.
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