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    Reasons for Upgrading Windows 8.1

    I would be interested in opinions about upgrading from 8.1 to 8.1 Pro.
    Other than the Bitlocker function, the only other differences I can find listed are the Remote Desktop and joining a domain, neither of which I need.
    Are there other differences between the two?

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    See Compare Windows 8.1 Editions for a more detailed comparison of features.

    Joe

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    There are alternatives to Bitlocker.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ata-in-Windows

    cheers, Paul

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    Another consideration is if you move to Windows 10 (Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 Pro), you will be able to control when updates are installed in the Pro version.

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    Trev,

    8.1 Pro also comes with the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.exe) a very handy little program for controlling things in your computer environment w/o reverting to Registry editing. HTH
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Step 1: Prerequisites

    8.1 Pro required for Hyper-v:

    The following prerequisites are required to successfully run Client Hyper-V on Windows 8.1:

    Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise 64 bit Operating System
    64 bit processor with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    4GB system RAM at minimum
    BIOS-level Hardware Virtualization support

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    Any version of Windows: VMware, Virtual Box etc.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Any version of Windows: VMware, Virtual Box etc.

    cheers, Paul
    Paul,
    So Pro version is needed for above also?

    Rich

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    Nope, any version of Windows will run those.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmonroe36 View Post
    Paul,
    So Pro version is needed for above also?

    Rich
    He is saying just the opposite.
    David

    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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    Yep, and I was pointing out the alternatives.

    cheers, Paul

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