Win10 Pro or Home for gaming?

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  1. gerrard0804 macrumors member

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    any difference if installing it by bootcamp? Does it affect bootcampdrivers for Home version which will update the OS automatically?
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    There's no need to get Pro for gaming. The difference between Home and Pro are about remote management, built-in encryption and support for 128+GB of RAM (and many-core computers)

    The drivers needed are the same no matter which version, so Bootcamp won't care.
     
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  4. gerrard0804 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got 128+ram for my iMac Pro, so better with Pro?
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    why?
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    That was meant as more than 128GB. 128GB is supported by Home.
    How many cores do you have the iMac with?

    Never mind that last question. Just realised it doesn't matter either, since it's only a problem if they're in two separate sockets. Otherwise Home version supports all the cores as well
     
  6. gerrard0804 thread starter macrumors member

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    10 cores
     
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    I edited my previous post - turns out to be irrelevant also.
     
  8. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    well-- I'm not sure that it's even an option... (I mistakingly, and briefly installed it using some command line tools). But Windows 10 S limits the user to installing stuff through the store, and the bootcamp drivers don't come from the store.
     
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    I thought drivers were excluded from that restriction. Regardless, isn't it still free to upgrade the S edition to Home?
     
  10. gerrard0804 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, have to install the bootcampdrivers manually
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    so , go for Home if soley for gaming on windows?
     
  11. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Definitely. Unless you can get them at the same price or Pro cheaper. There's no difference that will matter to you - Or to 90% of people.
     

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