Difference Between Windows Home Premium and Professional

Whenever the Windows operative system is upgraded there is more than one version for people to purchase. Most people just go ahead and purchase the normal edition because they have no idea about the features of other editions and they know that the normal edition is exactly what was made for them.

But sometimes it might be good to get one of the other editions. They might be a little bit more expensive, but they come with perks that other editions do not come with. As such, it might be a pretty good idea to know about the difference between Windows editions, and in this article we are going to look at the Home Premium and at the Professional edition.

Basic Operating System

As the name says, the difference between Windows Home Premium and Windows Professional revolves all around the purpose of use of the machines. While Windows Home Premium is made for enthusiasts that want to get the very best out of Windows machines, Windows Professional is aimed for professionals that are going to use the machine to maximize their business.

The first difference between these two is the memory support that the machine has. For Windows 7, while Home Premium had 16 GB supported, Windows Professional had 192 GB supported. The difference is clear. Similarly, while the Home Premium edition can only support 1 CPU, Windows Professional can support 2 CPU’s.

Home Premium Edition

While the Home Premium edition can only back up the resources in it in the “old fashioned way” – through CD’s, local drives and DVD’s, the Windows Professional edition has a new perk on top of these: it can store its files in a network system, another PC on that network or even in a hard drive connected to that network. These are network-attached storage devices (NAS) and they are incredibly useful for professional looking to back up their resources.

Furthermore Windows Home Premium can only encrypt files if manual encryption is request by the user through third-party programs. Users who are going to be working on their machines at home usually don’t require this as there isn’t a lot of sensitive information in its folders that could get stolen (information placed on websites is encrypted).

Windows Professional

Windows Professional, however,, has an encrypting file system placed in it so that professionals can have their logs safe from hackers or from competitors that don’t really want to do things the correct way and that try to reach their sensitive information. As such, they have an encrypting system that comes with the operative system.

All these differences clearly point out that the names are well applied to these editions and that for the average user, there is no need to have Windows Professional. There is only the need to have Windows Home Premium,

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