I want to ask in in "general" manner, but I would like to refer to this specific example. Just please don't get hung up to much at the "other" problems the question poses. Mainly I'm concerned about the lack of research, an answer should have been easily found buy using any search engine (e.g. using "difference windows 10 editions").
So here's my question/main point: Is it worth writing an answer if a question was (possibly) badly researched and an answer is provided through comments? (Or suggesting to the OP or comments author to write an answer, since I don't want to take credit for answers I didn't provide)? I feel like the community would benefit from the question was actually answered by an answer and not a comment.
In my example: the OP did put thoughts into it, and the question wasn't "badly" asked (beside the fact that it wasn't restricted to one problem). I think it would have taken less time to put the question into a search engine then to post it in SU. So I don't know why the OP didn't do any research (for whatever reasons) or just did research on SU or just didn't mention the research he did (e.g. because the sites he found didn't give him the information he needed).
So I'm looking at it from a different angle. When I look for different tech problems I often get referred to other pages then SU because they just have "wordings" that fit the keywords I use for my research but don't provide a sufficient answer. So in general I agree, "bad questions" should be closed (e.g. off topic) because they will lead to a decay of the community/quality. But I don't know if "badly researched" questions do have the same negative effects for example if the questions just wasn't asked on SU yet. So I not sure if I would consider a badly researched question a bad question. Again although goes against the "common agreement on SU" I wonder if SU wouldn't benefit form those questions and the appropriate answers.