Monday, November 26, 2012

Difference Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro


Difference between Windows 8 - Windows 8 Pro

Comparison of Windows 8 editions[4][13]
FeaturesWindows RTWindows 8Windows 8 ProWindows 8 Enterprise
Availability[14]Pre-installed on devices[8]Most channelsMost channelsVolume License customers
ArchitectureARM (32-bit)IA-32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)IA-32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)IA-32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)
Maximum physical memory (RAM)[15]?4 GB on IA-32
128 GB on x64
4 GB on IA-32
512 GB on x64
4 GB on IA-32
512 GB on x64
Trusted bootYesYesYesYes
Picture passwordYesYesYesYes
Start screen, Semantic Zoom, Live TilesYesYesYesYes
Touch and Thumb keyboardYesYesYesYes
Language packsYesYesYesYes
Updated File ExplorerYesYesYesYes
Standard apps[a]YesYesYesYes
File HistoryYesYesYesYes
Refresh and reset of OSYesYesYesYes
Play ToYesYesYesYes
Connected standbyYesYesYesYes
Windows UpdateYesYesYesYes
Windows DefenderYesYesYesYes
Better multi-monitor supportYesYesYesYes
New Windows Task ManagerYesYesYesYes
ISO image and VHD mountingYesYesYesYes
Mobile broadband featuresYesYesYesYes
Microsoft account integrationYesYesYesYes
Internet Explorer 10YesYesYesYes
SmartScreenYesYesYesYes
Windows StoreYesYesYesYes
Xbox Live app (including Xbox Live Arcade)[16][17]YesYesYesYes
Exchange ActiveSyncYesYesYesYes
SnapYesYesYesYes
Can connect to a VPN?YesYesYesYes
DesktopPartialYesYesYes
Supported third-party apps[4][18]Windows Store apps onlyWindows Store and desktopWindows Store and desktopWindows Store and desktop
Remote DesktopClient onlyClient onlyClient and hostClient and host
Storage SpacesNoYesYesYes
Windows Media PlayerNoYesYesYes
Encryption featuresDevice encryption[b]UnavailableBitLocker and EFSBitLocker and EFS
Sideload Windows Store appsYes[20]No[13]Yes[21]Yes[13]
Boot from VHDNoNoYesYes
Can join a Windows domain?NoNoYesYes
Group PolicyNoNoYesYes
Hyper-V[22]NoNoOn 64-bit versions only with SLAT capable CPU
AppLocker[c]NoNoNoYes
Windows To GoNoNoNoYes
DirectAccessNoNoNoYes
BranchCache[d]NoNoNoYes
Can be virtualized by RemoteFX?NoNoNoYes
Services for Network File System[25]NoNoNoYes
Microsoft Office apps bundled with OS[e]YesNoNoNo
Windows Media CenterNoNoVia an add-in[26]No
Windows RTWindows 8Windows 8 ProWindows 8 Enterprise

Windows 8 editions

Comparison of Windows 8 editions[4][13]
FeaturesWindows RTWindows 8Windows 8 ProWindows 8 Enterprise
Availability[14]Pre-installed on devices[8]Most channelsMost channelsVolume License customers
ArchitectureARM (32-bit)IA-32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)IA-32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)IA-32 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)
Maximum physical memory (RAM)[15]?4 GB on IA-32
128 GB on x64
4 GB on IA-32
512 GB on x64
4 GB on IA-32
512 GB on x64
Trusted bootYesYesYesYes
Picture passwordYesYesYesYes
Start screen, Semantic Zoom, Live TilesYesYesYesYes
Touch and Thumb keyboardYesYesYesYes
Language packsYesYesYesYes
Updated File ExplorerYesYesYesYes
Standard apps[a]YesYesYesYes
File HistoryYesYesYesYes
Refresh and reset of OSYesYesYesYes
Play ToYesYesYesYes
Connected standbyYesYesYesYes
Windows UpdateYesYesYesYes
Windows DefenderYesYesYesYes
Better multi-monitor supportYesYesYesYes
New Windows Task ManagerYesYesYesYes
ISO image and VHD mountingYesYesYesYes
Mobile broadband featuresYesYesYesYes
Microsoft account integrationYesYesYesYes
Internet Explorer 10YesYesYesYes
SmartScreenYesYesYesYes
Windows StoreYesYesYesYes
Xbox Live app (including Xbox Live Arcade)[16][17]YesYesYesYes
Exchange ActiveSyncYesYesYesYes
SnapYesYesYesYes
Can connect to a VPN?YesYesYesYes
DesktopPartialYesYesYes
Supported third-party apps[4][18]Windows Store apps onlyWindows Store and desktopWindows Store and desktopWindows Store and desktop
Remote DesktopClient onlyClient onlyClient and hostClient and host
Storage SpacesNoYesYesYes
Windows Media PlayerNoYesYesYes
Encryption featuresDevice encryption[b]UnavailableBitLocker and EFSBitLocker and EFS
Sideload Windows Store appsYes[20]No[13]Yes[21]Yes[13]
Boot from VHDNoNoYesYes
Can join a Windows domain?NoNoYesYes
Group PolicyNoNoYesYes
Hyper-V[22]NoNoOn 64-bit versions only with SLAT capable CPU
AppLocker[c]NoNoNoYes
Windows To GoNoNoNoYes
DirectAccessNoNoNoYes
BranchCache[d]NoNoNoYes
Can be virtualized by RemoteFX?NoNoNoYes
Services for Network File System[25]NoNoNoYes
Microsoft Office apps bundled with OS[e]YesNoNoNo
Windows Media CenterNoNoVia an add-in[26]No
Windows RTWindows 8Windows 8 ProWindows 8 Enterprise