How to Purchase Windows 10 Home or Pro

Do you want to purchase Windows 10 to use with Parallels Desktop® but aren’t sure whether to buy Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro?

Let me help you decide.

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What fits better to your needs—Windows 10 Home or Pro?

Comparison Between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro

  Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Consumer-focused desktop edition Desktop edition for prosumer customers and small businesses
PCs, tablets, and 2-in-1s X X
Cortana assistant X X
Microsoft Edge web browser X X
Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices X X
Windows Hello face-recognition, iris, and fingerprint login X X
Universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music, and Video X X
Ability to capture and share game play for Xbox One owners X X
Domain Join services X
BitLocker Drive Encryption X
Remote Access Services X
Group Policy editor X
Windows Update for Business X


After you have purchased Windows 10, please refer to these step-by-step instructions on how to install Windows 10 in a Parallels Desktop virtual machine.

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