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Old 02-26-2018, 11:01 AM   #1
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About Windows 10 Home.


The question is this: can there be two different editions of Windows 10 Home? In other words, if I have Windows 10 Home installed by this machine manufacturer, if I erase it and reinstall it from some source, will it be identical to the erased one?
 
Old 02-26-2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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The question is this: can there be two different editions of Windows 10 Home? In other words, if I have Windows 10 Home installed by this machine manufacturer, if I erase it and reinstall it from some source, will it be identical to the erased one?
Not necessarily. Manufacturers can add additional software to their Windows installations, sometimes this is just "added value" junk like trials of software designed to get more money out of you or it can often include optimised drivers for certain components, control apps for things like graphics cards, OEM self-service portal access, etc.
 
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The OS itself, with updates and everything Windows sneaks in on one I doubt it too, if you're looking for a 'clone like' reinstalled version of Windows.
 
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I see. I am in the position described above and wanted know, after trying to install Linux without success if I could go back to the original scenario. It's a situation of all or nothing. I only have 32GB hard disk space (eMMC) and Windows 10 Home takes almost all of it.

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Old 02-26-2018, 02:16 PM   #5
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I see. I am in the position described above and wanted know, after trying to install Linux without success if I could go back to the original scenario. It's a situation of all or nothing. I only have 32GB hard disk space (eMMC) and Windows 10 Home takes almost all of it.
oohhhh emmc

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us.../mini-pcs.html

it may help a little,
 
Old 02-26-2018, 05:44 PM   #6
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Thanks.
 
Old 02-28-2018, 07:24 AM   #7
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FYI, I would never buy "Home Edition." It's always been a badly-hobbled horse, omitting many important security and policy administration tools and basically pointing you at an insecure setup.

Buy a more complete Edition, and do not install any(!) "anti-virus" tools. Do not use an "Administrator" account, and don't call the one that you do have, "Administrator."
 
Old 03-07-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
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It is not necessarily the base software that will be different. Far more important are the options and settings that were used.
 
Old 03-15-2018, 08:28 PM   #9
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These I can always tailor to my taste, as I did the first time. They don't count in my case.
 
  


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