The three main versions of Windows 10 are:
4 Features of Windows Versions to Know Before Buying
The Home version of Windows has the least amount of features of the 3 main versions and the Enterprise version has the most. Not surprisingly, with more features comes a higher price tag. One of the biggest differences between the Home and Pro versions, the most common versions available in consumer devices, is that devices running Windows Home cannot be added to a network.
Still, in limited situations a workgroup is better than nothing. One thing to keep in mind is that the same user accounts with the same credentials have to be created on each machine in a workgroup to be able to authenticate and access resources. In a larger environment with a server, the server manages users and their credentials in one centralized location so that a change only needs to be made once.
32 versus 64-bit versions and their memory limitations
When shopping new devices, check to see if the operating system is a 32 or 64-bit version. If neither is listed it usually means it is only a 32-bit operating system. A 64-bit operating system will always list this out somewhere in the tech specs if it is not listed in the title of the device.
So what do 32 and 64-bit operating systems mean and why do we care? In simple terms a 64-bit system can handle larger amounts of memory more efficiently than the older 32-bit version. The most important thing you need to know is that a 32-bit operating system only supports a maximum of 4GB of memory. This means a device running a 32-bit operating system with 4GB of memory cannot be easily sped up by simply adding more memory.
As always when it comes to tech, there is never too much information! Also, please check back next week when we discuss two more important features of the different Windows versions!