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I have a doubt about windows 8.1 pro, the doubt is Which is better and full version of windows 8.1 ,the OS file from MSDN or the ISO file with windows download tool or the Retail dvd? Please help
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  1. I believe they would all be the same regardless of source, only the license might differ slightly.

    Windows 8.1 RT (for ARM based processors)
    Windows 8.1 (Sort of like Windows 7 Home Premium)
    Windows 8.1 Pro (Consumer version of Enterprise)
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise (Volume licensed edition of Pro)

    Pro and Enterprise are interchangeable, except for the Enterprise features available on a domain.
  2. 8.1 pro is 8.1 pro, there is no better or non full version.
  3. There is indeed a non-Pro version of Windows 8 for x86 computers. It is almost identical to Windows 7 Home Premium, limited access to remote desktop, etc. Though I'm not sure they carried over the memory limitations.

    These are the things 8 Pro can do that 8 'standard' can't:

    BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
    Boot from VHD
    Client Hyper-V
    Domain Join
    Encrypting File System
    Group Policy
    Remote Desktop (host)

    Sources:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions

    http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/04/16/announcing-the-windows-8-editions.aspx
  4. He's asking if the iso's are different from different locations. Not about different windows 8 versions.
  5. I am asking which one is bugfree and full version of 8.1 pro, from msdn or from windows download tool? And which ISO file is same as windows 8.1 pro reail dvd....
  6. They are all the same.
  7. k1114 said:
    They are all the same.


    Thanku...
  8. Anyone can see the file name off msdn. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/#searchTerm=&ProductFamilyId=524&Languages=en&PageSize=10&PageIndex=0&FileId=0 Also the file name only applies to msdn. Getting it from the download just says windows8.iso and when you look in a dvd, it's the files of the iso, so no iso name. They don't update isos unless there's an install bug (as there was with 7). In case you are wondering, N means no windows media player and VL is volume license. These will be different than the download or dvd.
  9. k1114 said:
    Anyone can see the file name off msdn. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/#searchTerm=&ProductFamilyId=524&Languages=en&PageSize=10&PageIndex=0&FileId=0 Also the file name only applies to msdn. Getting it from the download just says windows8.iso and when you look in a dvd, it's the files of the iso, so no iso name. They don't update isos unless there's an install bug (as there was with 7). In case you are wondering, N means no windows media player and VL is volume license. These will be different than the download or dvd.


    Which Edition gives full windows 8.1 experience ?
  10. All of them. I don't get why you are not understanding.
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    Eximo said:
    I believe they would all be the same regardless of source, only the license might differ slightly.

    Windows 8.1 RT (for ARM based processors)
    Windows 8.1 (Sort of like Windows 7 Home Premium)
    Windows 8.1 Pro (Consumer version of Enterprise)
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise (Volume licensed edition of Pro)

    Pro and Enterprise are interchangeable, except for the Enterprise features available on a domain.


    Windows 8.1 Professional and Windows 8.1 Enterprise are not the same and are not interchangeable. There is a comprehensive overview of the features that are available here at Microsoft. Some highlights are:

    Windows to Go: Run Windows from a portable USB stick or drive
    BranchCache: Cache files locally at a site rather than needing to access them over slower site to site links
    AppLocker: Control what applications can run on your Windows machines
    DirectAccess: Connect to a corporate network or VPN seemlessly

    Also available with Software Assurance for Volume Licensing is the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) which provides access to:

    App-V: Create centrally controlled application packages that run virtually on clients
    UE-V: Synchronize settings for Windows and applications across multiple machines
    DaRT: Powerful tools for system administration, like offline malware removal and password tools
    MBAM: Centrally manage BitLocker drive encryption
    AGPM: Administer management of Group Policy management of clients

    Also, yes, the ISOs are the same.
  12. They are interchangeable for the average consumer is what I was getting at, but your average consumer can't afford it.
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