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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is designed for high-end hardware for intensive computing tasks and supports Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron, and the latest AMD Epycprocessors; up to four CPUs; up to 6 TB RAM; the ReFS file system; Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module (NVDIMM); and remote direct memory access(RDMA).

It’s the most powerful Windows yet, with faster data handling and storage, a new file system that finds and repairs faults, support for the next generation of PC hardware and up to 4 CPUs and 6TB of memory.

Best for advanced users and small businesses that want enhanced functionality with the ability to compute-intensive workloads.

All of the features of Windows 10 Pro Plus (Workstations)

  • Resilient File System (ReFS) designed for high fault tolerance and handling large data volumes
  • Persistent memory to access files fast – at the speed of your computer’s main memory
  • Faster file sharing with features that offer increased throughput with low latency and low CPU utilization
  • Ability to run high-performance device configurations with expanded hardware support

System Requirements:

Required Processor:

1 GHz processor or faster


Required Memory:

1 GB RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB for 64-bit


Required Hard Disk Space:

Up to 20 GB available


Required Video Card:

800 x 600 Screen Resolution or Higher, DirectX 9 Graphics Processor with WDDM Driver


Required Connectivity:

Internet access (fees may apply)


Other System Requirements:     

Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software



Advanced Performance

If you use resource-hungry applications, you need an operating system that can smoothly handle large amounts of data without choking. You need one that doesn’t make you wait for file saving or transferring, that uses fewer CPU cycles so there’s more capacity for running multiple apps simultaneously and one that runs optimized for the next generation of hardware. That’s Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.


Speed through the Toughest Workloads

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations supports devices with persistent memory (Also known as non-volatile memory or NVDIMM-N). The fastest data storage possible on workstations, Persistent memory also keeps your files at hand if you shut down the system.


Because Time Is Money

You’ll save valuable time on file transfers between server and PC with SMB Direct. It uses RDMA-(Remote Direct Memory Access) capable network adapters to get full throughput from high-speed networks. It also provides very low latency network requests, so remote storage feels like local storage. And it significantly reduces CPU usage, so there’s more computing power available for big applications like Autodesk or Adobe Creative Suite.


Server-Grade Data Protection

Microsoft’s Resilient File System (ReFS) combined with Storage Spaces provides highly resilient storage for large volumes of data that can be automatically backed up to multiple mirrored drives. ReFS detect if data becomes corrupt on any one of them and then repairs it across all drives, which helps ensure that you’re working with clean data.


Ready For Next-Gen Hardware

Choose high-performance configurations including server-grade Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors, with up to 4 CPUs and add memory up to a massive 6TB. That provides the power you need to run advanced workloads, with CPU cycles left free to run other apps simultaneously.





Architecture IA-32, x86-64
Has N or KN variants? Yes
Maximum physical memory (RAM) 4 GB on IA-32
2 TB (2048 GB) on x86-64
Minimum telemetry level Basic
Continuum Yes
Cortana Yes
Hardware devise encryption Yes
Microsoft Edge Yes
Multiple language pack support Yes
Mobile device management Yes
Side-loading of the line of business apps Yes
Virtual desktops Yes
Windows Hello Yes
Windows Spotlight Yes
Remote Desktop Client and host
Remote App Client only
ReFS support Cannot create,
since 1709
Windows Subsystem for Linux 64-bit SKUs only,
since 1607
Hyper-V 64-bit SKUs only
Assigned Access 8.1 Yes
BitLocker Yes
Business Store Yes
Conditional Access Yes
Can switch to CBB (defer updates)? Yes
Joining a domain and Group Policy management Yes
Enterprise data protection Yes
Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE) Yes
Joining a Microsoft Azure Active Directory Yes
Private catalog Yes
Windows Analytics Yes
Windows Information Protection Yes
Windows Update for Business Yes
Windows To Go Yes
AppLocker No
BranchCache No
Credential Guard (Pass the hash mitigations) No
Device Guard Yes
DirectAccess No
Microsoft App-V No
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) No
Microsoft UE-V No
Start screen control with Group Policy No
User experience control and lockdown No
Features Pro