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Author Topic: Anyone using Windows 10 LTSC?  (Read 615 times)

aesmith

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Anyone using Windows 10 LTSC?
« on: November 29, 2019, 01:22:30 PM »

Hi,

I'm having to rebuild a couple of Windows VMs, and a couple of new ones for specific purposes.  To my regret I'm finding Windows 7 too difficult now, with the huge backlog of updates before it settles down from a new install, then all the Dot Net this and that which need to be manually installed before many applications are happy.  So for new installations it seems Windows 10 or an equivalent is going to make more sense.  However that brings its own problems with updates messing up settings, or re-installing games that I've removed earlier.  To avoid these issues it looks like the choice would be between Windows Server 2019, or Windows 10 LTSC.

What I can't remember is why we didn't go for LTSC at work.  I remember there was a reason, but I can't remember what roadblock we met or thought we met.

So I'd be interested in any feedback from anyone using LTSC, or anyone who tried it and gave up, or anyone who researched it and found some reason to rule it out.

Thanks, Tony S

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Chrysalis

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Re: Anyone using Windows 10 LTSC?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 09:45:16 PM »

I have it on one device, and it makes the OS somewhat sane to use.

My VM that I use for dslstats auto rebooted a couple of weeks back even with auto updates disabled in GP.

The downsides of LTSC?

To use it legally as a consumer has barriers, as the licenses are designed for enterprise only.
Its going from one extreme to the other, so you go from been forced to have regular new major updates, to having no feature updates at all.

Thats all I can think off, for the most part its significantly better than the home/pro versions.
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