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  • 2 months later...

I've been prodding a big UK system builder for pricing information ...

... and although blood extraction from that particular stone is not yet complete it looks like ...


1. A hideous new SKU Windows 10 Home Advanced will be a mandatory minimum if you have >6 cores or >16GB RAM.

2. There is no Windows Home SKU for XEON and Opteron systems.


Not expecting any good news on the pricing of the new SKU's :angry:


Haven't found any detailed info. yet and I believe RS4 is supposed to be March.

Have you?

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1 hour ago, Trig0r said:

Whats wrong with Home/Pro/Enterprise....

Sounds like if you want ...

- >6 cores

- > 16GB RAM

- Opteron

- Ryzen 7

- Threadripper


... you'll have to buy at least Windows 10 Home Advanced and possibly Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Looking at the DELL UK workstation site ...


Workstations with XEON processors and only 4 cores (not many in this class of course) can get away with a Windows 10 Pro license.

If you want Ubuntu, then take off £111.

Once you go above 4 cores ... I tried all the way up to 20 in 2 sockets ... then you have to have Windows 10 Pro for Workstations for £76 extra. 

I also tried increasing the memory up to 512GB (with 4 cores) and was still allowed just W10 Pro.


Next I tried a 6 core i7-8700 system ... and plain W10 Pro was OK here too.


Still expecting i9 and TR4 to require Pro for Workstations ... but if its only an extra £76+tax ... then things aren't as bad as I feared ... unless of course the rules change with the next Redstone release!

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  • 2 weeks later...

How is HP going to fit? I hope to get a new business computer and I really need a good workstation preferably HP.
HP has Windows 10 Pro for Workstations listed as an option.
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