I have DreamSpark Premium subscription which version of Windows 10 should I install?


 

Windows-10

Hi this seem a pretty common question from students returning to University.

‘Which version of Windows 10 should I install from DreamSpark Premium?

Well here the quick answer – choose -  Windows 10 (Multiple Edition)

And here is why

As a DreamSpark Premium Subscriber you get access to every version of Windows 10

Windows 10 editions on Dreamspark.com include :-

Windows 10 EDU
Windows 10 (Multiple Editions)
Windows 10 EDU N
Windows 10 N (Multiple Editions)
Windows 10 (Multiple Editions) Debug/Checked
Windows 10 Features on Demand
Windows 10 IoT Core for MinnowBoard MAX
Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2
Windows 10 Language Interface Pack
Windows 10 Language Pack
Windows 10 N (Multiple Editions) Debug/Checked
Windows 10 Symbols
Windows 10 Symbols Debug/Checked

So what are all these version?

Windows 10 EDU

Windows 10 Education is available just for education customers in volume licensing programs. Windows 10 Education includes features from Windows 10 Enterprise that are ideal for advanced security, and the comprehensive device control and management needs of today’s educational institution. Windows 10 Education also enables simplified deployment in the education space; this edition provides a direct path for many devices to upgrade from Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.

Windows 10 (Multiple Editions)

Please note: This installation file contains Windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Home.

Windows 10 ( N)

(N = Not with Media Player) suffixed to their names (e.g. Windows 10 N) and do not have media-related technologies like Windows Media Player or Camera.

N editions lack at least the following functionality:

  • Play or create:
    • Audio CDs
    • Digital media files
    • Video DVDs
    • Organize content in a media library
  • Create playlists
  • Convert audio CDs to digital media files
  • View artist and title information of digital media files
  • View album art of music files
  • Transfer music to personal music players
  • Record and play back TV broadcasts after
  • Internet Explorer does not include playback for:
    • Adaptive streaming
    • Digital Rights Management (DRM)

It is possible to add the missing functionality with third party software or with the Media Feature Pack, Groove Music and Xbox Video

Windows 10 Features on Demand

Windows 10 features on demand are additional feature options available through Windows Update. This download allows organizations to pre-configure Windows 10 installation software with these features prior to deployment. This download can also be used to install features from local media.

Windows 10 IoT Core for MinnowBoard MAX

This is the core OS image that powers Windows IoT platform on MinnowBoard MAX. Windows 10 IoT Core is the smallest version of the Windows 10 editions that leverages the Windows 10 common core architecture. This edition enables building low-cost devices with fewer resources. Development for Windows 10 IoT Core leverages the Universal Windows Platform.

Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2

This is the core OS image that powers Windows IoT platform on Raspberry Pi 2. Windows 10 IoT Core is the smallest version of the Windows 10 editions that leverages the Windows 10 common core architecture. This edition enables building low-cost devices with fewer resources. Development for Windows 10 IoT Core leverages the Universal Windows

So if you want to upgrade your machine to Windows 10 please select Windows 10 (Multiple Edition)

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