Windows 10: Professional and Home Networking

Discus and support Professional and Home Networking in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, My 3 Windows 10 computers are all Professional versions, and connect fine with each other in WORKGROUP. My question relates to a PC running... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by lafargeotte, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Professional and Home Networking


    Hi,

    My 3 Windows 10 computers are all Professional versions, and connect fine with each other in WORKGROUP.

    My question relates to a PC running Home version (which we may also have soon). Before we decide I want to ensure that a Home version can connect to WORKGROUP. If not how can it connect to our small network, or should we just get another Professional version PC?

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    lafargeotte, Aug 19, 2016
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  2. BulldogXX Win User

    Is it legal to use Window 10 Home for Commercial Purpose / Office?

    "Home" and "Professional" are not legal designations. It's much simpler to call the product Windows 10 Home and Professional rather than 'Windows 10 with features that are suitable for use in a typical home environment' and 'Windows 10 with features that
    are suitable for use in a managed network environment.' That doesn't exactly roll off the tongue in advertising.
     
    BulldogXX, Aug 19, 2016
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  3. J__Gatsby Win User
    Windows 10 Map Network Drive, Not Accepting Credentials, Access Denied.

    Syed that didnt help, and that seems more geared towards IT professionals, this is a home network issue.

    Anyone?
     
    J__Gatsby, Aug 19, 2016
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  4. Berton Win User

    Professional and Home Networking

    Opinion? Get another Pro version. There's several differences between the versions that possible could cause more non-productive work just to get any problems fixed.
     
    Berton, Aug 19, 2016
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  5. bro67 Win User
    A Workgroup is just a standard LAN connection. Any OS can connect to SMB/CIFS, regardless of what version of the OS you are using.
     
    bro67, Aug 20, 2016
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  6. So Windows 10 Home will be able to join my WORKGROUP then!
     
    lafargeotte, Aug 20, 2016
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  7. You won't be able to create a domain like those businesses do since you need a windows server along with a server grade hardware to do it. Workgroup is SMB like what bro67 mention.
     
    theveterans, Aug 20, 2016
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  8. Professional and Home Networking

    Basically -- YES.
     
    Mark Phelps, Aug 20, 2016
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  9. bro67 Win User
    As I stated before, a Workgroup is nothing more than a Standard LAN connection that uses SMB/CIFS.
     
    bro67, Apr 5, 2018
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