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 Reply to Homie258 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. Reply to boju Pinhedd a b * Windows 8 June 30, 2013 1:42:31 AM Very little http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions Reply to Pinhedd Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: solutionSolvedWhat's the difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro? solutionSolvedWhat is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 solutionSolvedWhat's the difference between Windows 7 and 8.1? solutionSolvedwhat difference between Microsoft Windows 8.1 Retail $120 vs oem $99 ForumWhat's the difference between the Asus p8p67 pro and gigabyte p67-ud4 ForumDifference between Windows 7 and 8 ForumDifference between windows 7 and windows 8 ForumAdobe Acrobat 8 pro switches between windows on its own solutionSolvedwhat is the difference between 4gb and 8gb solutionWhat sound card do you recommend for Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit solutionSolvedWhat's the difference between the different variants of the ASUS p8z77-V motherboard? solutionSolvedWhat is the difference between Intel CoreTM i5 processor and 1.8GHz Intel® processor ForumWhat are the differences between windows 7 pro and home/premium? solutionSolvedDiff between windows 8 & 8.1 ForumSolvedWhat is the difference between other kinds of ASUS P8P67 solutionSolvedMassive Windows 8 Price difference ForumDifference between ASUS P8Z68 V/GEN3 and P8Z68 V PRO/GEN3 boards? ForumDifference between P8Z68-V LE & P8Z68-V PRO solutionwhat is the difference between Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (64-bit) and Microsoft Windows 7 ForumWhat is the difference between AMD A8-4500M Quad-Core and Intel core i3-3110m? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !