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    Default Windows 10 Pro or Home + 3ds max, Vray, etc. compatibility

    Hi everyone,

    I'm currently building a new rig and intend (quite unwillingly) to update to windows 10 for hardware compatibility reason.

    Still I'm unsure if I need the pro version or if the home version of windows is enough to run Vray / 3ds max / Fstorm / Photoshop etc.

    Vray website only shows Windows 10 Pro as a compatible operating system but it seems odd to me. If anyone could confirm me that these software would also run smoothly on windows 10 home 64bit that'd be great

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Windows 10 Pro or Home + 3ds max, Vray, etc. compatibility

    Vray works on Windows 10 Home, im using it as it came with my new PC.

    Just be aware natively you cannot access gpedit.msc (Group Policy for disabling automatic driver/windows updates). However I found a workaround that installs it regardless and it works great now. I was a bit dubious at first as its a batch file - but after reading through it, its safe.

    https://www.itechtics.com/easily-ena...-home-edition/

    Just be aware switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10 you will have a few permission hurdles to get through at first (or maybe this has been resolved in service packs). Any troubles come ask we should have some fixes for it.
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    Default Re: Windows 10 Pro or Home + 3ds max, Vray, etc. compatibility

    Ok, that's the kind of limitations and permission issues I was expecting with the update. Still I'm glad to hear it can run properly on windows Home.

    Thanks for clarifying all this!

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    Default Re: Windows 10 Pro or Home + 3ds max, Vray, etc. compatibility

    No problems, just an FYI regarding permissions - if you are working on a home computer then I recommend the following;

    C:\Program Files\Autodesk > right click 3ds Max 2017 (or whatever version) > Properties > Security > Edit > Add > (type) Everyone > Check Names > OK > Full Control

    This will allow you to write to the 3ds max directory as your user. (max tends to want to place items in here sometimes when writing config data, not having permissions will cause some problems time to time). Also helps if you customise your scripts in this directory.

    Also I recommend making a copy of your ENU file once you have 3dsmax setup to your preference. It tends to reset to defaults every now and then (still investigating why).

    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax\20 17 - 64bit\ENU (or whatever version)
    Note: replace USERNAME with your username for windows
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    Default Re: Windows 10 Pro or Home + 3ds max, Vray, etc. compatibility

    Why wouldn't you go pro? The licences are dirt cheap https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...0+pro&_sacat=0

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    Default Re: Windows 10 Pro or Home + 3ds max, Vray, etc. compatibility

    James : Thanks again, I'll make sure to do all that once I'm all set

    Dean : I can't say I would trust buying a windows license from ebay to be honest. Buying a pro license from a reseller (even the oem version) is twice as much as the home one. In France at least. Hence why I'd like to not waste money on a software I actually won't really need (all the security stuff the pro version brings are a bit useless for what I do).
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