Windows 11 is set to release in late 2021. What are the Windows 11 editions to choose from? It says that Windows 11 may have 7 editions including Windows 11 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, etc. Check the list and comparison of Windows 11 editions in this post. For more Windows 11 news and tutorials, please visit the News library of MiniTool Software website.
Windows 11 May Have 7 Different Editions
- Windows 11 Home
- Windows 11 Pro
- Windows 11 Education
- Windows 11 Enterprise
- Windows 11 Pro Education
- Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
- Windows 11 Mixed Reality
Microsoft has announced Windows 11 on June 24, 2021. It will be available for download and upgrade in late 2021.
Based on Windows 10 editions, we can expect the new Windows 11 may have the 7 editions listed above. Different editions have different features and intended devices. You can check the introduction of the possible 7 Windows 11 editions below.
Windows 11 Home
Most people will be using Windows 11 Home or Pro edition. The Home edition is designed for PCs and includes all features.
Windows 11 Pro
As a popular Windows 11 edition, the Pro edition may have all features of Windows 11 Home, but with some additional functions. The additional functions are designed for professionals and business environments.
Windows 11 Education
Like Windows 10, Windows 11 Education may be also distributed through Academic Volume Licensing. It may have fewer features than Windows 11 Home and Pro.
Windows 11 Enterprise
The Windows 11 Enterprise edition may have all features of Windows 11 Pro, but with some extra features specially designed for IT-based organizations.
Windows 11 Pro Education
This edition of Windows 11 may contain most features of Windows 11 Pro. But it may come with some options disabled by default and it may add some extra options for usage in an education environment.
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
This edition of Windows 11 will be suitable for high-end hardware and is good for handling intensive computing tasks.
Windows 11 Mixed Reality
A new edition of Windows 11 may be added. This edition is designed for mixed reality or virtual reality devices like Microsoft Hololens.
Learn how to download PC Health Check app to test your PC for Windows 11’s compatibility.
Windows 11 Editions vs Versions
When we talk about Windows 11 versions, we regularly mean the feature updates of the Windows OS, though some people may also use it to refer to Windows 11 editions.
About Windows feature update, feature updates for Windows 10 are released twice a year, usually around March and September, through the Semi-Annual Channel. For one feature update, it may have several quality updates (with build numbers) that are usually released once a month. The quality updates usually provide fixes while the feature updates offer new features. As for Windows 11, we may expect the same.
The latest Windows 10 version is 21H1. You can check the Windows 10 release information from Microsoft website.
The latest Windows 11 version is 21H2. The official Windows 11 release date available for public is October 5, 2021. You can learn how to update Windows 11/10 to the latest version.
Windows 11 may provide 7 editions for the public to choose from. You can choose your preferred edition once it is officially released in late 2021.
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