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2 years ago#1
Bought a new laptop which came with what I'm assuming is the basic version of Windows 8. My school offers an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for free. Are there any benefits of upgrading that I might see as a student? Or should I save it for another device?
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2 years ago#2
why not use it for your laptop? what other devise would you use it for?
2 years ago#3
The features win 8 pro has are bitlocker, remote desktop connection and domain network connectivity. Pretty much useless for most users.
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2 years ago#4
I have an older laptop and desktop that are on Windows 7.

Is that really all I'm missing?
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2 years ago#5
Nhatters1314 posted...
I have an older laptop and desktop that are on Windows 7.

Is that really all I'm missing?


Yes. Windows 8 Pro is really for business class. The only reason I have pro instead of the regular one is because the move from Windows 7 was only $15 and they gave you Pro with it.

If you are talking about the differences between Windows 7 and 8 in general, there are more differences than that but it would be pointless to list them if that wasn't what you were asking. Those are the exact differences between 8 and 8 Pro though.
2 years ago#6
if you dont care for the administrative features in pro that are not in the standard version, don't bother with upgrading

is it through dreamspark? I think the dreamspark version works like a retail version so you can put it on a fresh machine if you're building one
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2 years ago#7
All these questions are answered on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_8
2 years ago#8
No, it's just something that's offered through the school as part of my tuition. Thanks, guys. It's exactly what I needed to know.
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