In this post, we will discuss where you can buy product keys for Windows 10 Pro. We will also discuss the differences between Windows 10 Pro and other versions of the software. Finally, we’ll look at what Windows 10 does, and why it’s a good investment.
What is Windows 10 Pro?
Windows 10 Pro is the full version of Windows 10 – the latest offering of Windows from Microsoft.
Windows 10 Pro actually marks a significant change to Windows as compared with previous offerings. That’s because Windows 10 Pro has been designed to be the ‘last’ version of Windows. What Microsoft means by this, is that there will be no other full versions of Windows released. Rather, you will download updates to get different versions of this single operating system.
In theory then, product keys for Windows 10 Pro will provide you with access to Windows indefinitely.
Windows 10 Pro makes some significant changes to Windows after Windows 8.1. Reversing some of the touchscreen-focussed changes from that operating system, 10 brings back the Start Menu (albeit with tiles), along with the desktop mode we know and love. Gestures are gone, but instead we now get ‘continuum’ which adapts the arrangement of windows and icons to best match the type of device being used.
Windows 10 comes with support for pen input through Windows Ink, and has a built-in voice assistant in the form of Cortana. You also get Microsoft Edge (the browser) and a host of other new tools (though Windows Edge may be phased out soon). Windows Hello aims to increase security and make logging in simpler by using face detection through a webcam. And of course you also get a lot of the basic apps that have been available through previous versions of the operating system – including the now-ancient MS Paint.
Each new update also brings new features, including support for VR and AR applications, as well as ‘3D Paint’ in recent memory. It is important though to ensure you have enough space on your computer, to handle the regular updates.
Windows 10 Pro Product Keys and Other Products
If you want to use Windows 10, then there are a number of ways you can get hold of it – all of them will require Windows 10 product keys. This product key needs to be entered during the installation process of Windows 10, which will then allow you to go ahead and make that the main operating system on your machine (or one of several if you use a partition).
The best place to get Windows 10 Pro product keys, is from the official Microsoft website. Alternatively, there are alternative vendors selling the key online for a range of different prices. When buying Windows 10 product keys online, always be sure that the keys are authentic and that the version of Windows will be valid.
Another way to get a Windows 10 product key, is to buy a new computer that comes with Windows 10 pre-installed. This will then include a Windows 10 product key, which you should be able to find somewhere in your documentation or perhaps on the device itself. You will need to re-use this if ever you do a factory reset, or if you need to reinstall Windows 10.
Versions of Windows 10
Windows 10 product keys are used to activate Windows 10 Pro. However, Pro is just one version of Windows, which does come in a variety of different packages.
Also available is Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Education Edition, and Windows 10 Enterprise.
The main two however are Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. The primary difference between Windows 10 Pro product keys and Home, is that Pro comes with additional connectivity, privacy tools (like Domain Join, Bitlocker, and Group Policy Management).
A relatively recent addition to this family is ‘Windows 10 S’. This version of Windows 10 is intended to compete with the likes of Chrome OS, being a ‘parred down’ version of full-fat Windows that can only run apps from the Windows Store. While this might sound like a negative thing, this is actually ideal for students and schools as it helps to ensure that students only have access to software that has been tested by Microsoft, and that won’t cause problems with the computer.
If you buy a laptop with Windows S, such as the new Microsoft Surface Laptop line of laptops, then you will be able to upgrade to full Windows 10 right away.
It is very important to ensure that you know the difference between the various versions of Windows 10 before you make your purchase and get a Windows 10 Pro product key. Once you make your choice, you should find that this powerful and streamlined operating system – while not perfect – is still the most versatile and useful available for businesses and home users alike.