Windows 11 Home vs Pro Bitlocker Question?


newmann

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I am going to most likely purchase a dell xps 15 9520. The default option is windows 11 home. I see that if I want to upgrade to windows 11 pro, it is about 60 dollars more on dell site


My current old dell xps 15 9550, I use windows 10 pro. I like pro because I want to be able to use bitlocker to encrypt my laptop. Thus I read only windows pro allows you to do this. I need pro in order to use bitlocker right? I read online you still have encryption on windows 11 home but not called bitlocker? I read that with windows 11 home, there is still encryption? But isn't bitlocker encryption so it isn't that strong or something? So how would windows 11 home look when you turn on your computer? It ask you for a password or pin right?


My questions are



1. Upgrade To Windows 11 Pro for about 60 dollars more as oppose to buy home and upgrade yourself as I read online its $99 to go from windows 11 home to windows 11 pro? So always upgrade it if you can?



2. I have a cheap laptop I bought earlier this year where it uses windows 11 home. I rarely used it and it is a cheap celeron slow computer. I do not like how it looks as there isn't a task bar but not only that, if you have multiple chrome tabs, you don''t see it on the taskbar like you do in windows 10 pro. Is there a way to fix this or is this how windows 11 is and you can't fix that? That to me is a huge issue because I do not like how there is only one chrome icon in the bottom middle of the screen and you need to highlight it to see which chrome tab you want to click on.



3. If I buy windows 11 home or windows 11 pro, can i downgrade to windows 10 or windows 10 pro? I still prefer windows 10 pro. So if i get windows 11 pro, i can downgrade to windows 10 pro. If i get windows 11 home, i get only downgrade to windows 10 home?
 

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TraderGary

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I purchased the Dell XPS 9510 you see if you click on "My Computer" on February 23, 2022. I absolutely love it. The OLED screen has to be seen. It's really that good. It's color accurate for my photography.

I bought it with Windows 11 Pro. It came with BitLocker turned ON which is what I want.

After using Windows 11 Pro for the past 6 months, I wouldn't even consider downgrading back to Windows 10.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft File History
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps, 24 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft File History
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft OneNote
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription

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