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    • #2086839 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      This question has probably been asked before. I’m finally forced to move from Win 7 to Win 10. I will get a new computer. I now have Win 7 Home Pro on a stand-alone computer. If I have a choice, which version of Win 10 should I get for simplicity (ha!) and reasonable control over when updates are installed. I’ll tackle the subject of transferring files to the new computer another time. Thanks! (And d___ you, Microsoft!)

    • #2086840 Reply

      Da Boss

      Woody seems to think the Home Edition is OK.
      Personally, I wouldn’t have anything but the Pro Edition. In addition to the Controls that Home has, there is SO much more in Pro with Group Policy.

      If you are going to order real soon, and you have any choice in the matter,  I would ask for version 1903. Version 1909 isn’t quite ready yet (IMO). But you may not have that choice.

    • #2086860 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the information. I suppose that I should have pointed out that I have a “one-user” computer and no need to access any corporate networks. I’m retired. So, I’m not sure why I would be interested in Group Policy.

      • #2086871 Reply

        Da Boss

        Group Policy is not just about Corporate networks.
        Example: You can use GP to prevent Microsoft downloading and replacing your hardware drivers with their generic ones with a setting in GP. I use it to keep any Windows Update from downloading patches untill I give it permission.
        That’s just two of the many examples.

        (And I retired 21 years ago) 🙂

    • #2087299 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      Ha! Ha! Mine was only 14 years ago.

      Thanks again for the advice. I see that I have a lot to ponder.

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