Solved What's the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro? Tags: Windows 8 Components Last response: June 30, 2013 1:42 AM in Components Share Homie258 June 30, 2013 12:53:38 AM this is my computer build CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg) Case: XION XION Gaming Series XON-985-BK Black with BLUE LED Light Steel/ Plastic, Meshed Front Panel design. ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) im using it for gaming. Does it matter if I get the pro version or not? More about : difference windows windows pro Best solution boju June 30, 2013 1:16:03 AM Not at all for the average user. Besides advanced network, administration and some boot options the main difference was/used to be memory limits. With windows 7, needed the professional version if have more than 16Gb memory. Just Win8 edition has physical memory restrictions of up to 128GB compared to Win7 basic of only 8gb. In your case for gaming, i wouldn't worry about it being pro. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions some more info, look at comparison chart. Share Pinhedd a b * Windows 8 June 30, 2013 1:42:31 AM Very little http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat's the difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro? Forum SolvedWhat are the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between Windows 7 and 8.1? Forum Solvedwhat difference between Microsoft Windows 8.1 Retail $120 vs oem $99 Forum whats the difference between windows 7 professioal and windows 8 Forum difference between windows 8 and windows 8.1 Forum What's the difference between the Asus p8p67 pro and gigabyte p67-ud4 Forum Difference between Windows 7 and 8 Forum Difference between windows 7 and windows 8 Forum SolvedWhat sound card do you recommend for Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit Forum Adobe Acrobat 8 pro switches between windows on its own Forum Solvedwhat is difference between 8gb x1 ram and 4x2 gb ram Forum Upgrading from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Pro SSD+HDD what apps can I keep? Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between these two CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB RAMs Forum What does "Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro)", mean? Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between a dv8t-1100 and a dv8t-1200 ? . Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between the different variants of the ASUS p8z77-V motherboard? Forum SolvedWhat is the difference between Intel CoreTM i5 processor and 1.8GHz Intel® processor Forum What does 'Windows 8 Pro Downgraded to Windows 7 Professional' mean? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !