Can I install Threshold 1 and stay on it?

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male MDL Expert

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    To me, that was the best Windows 10 version. Can I install it, get whatever updates it had during its time but not update to the recent build? If I defer upgrading to newer builds via Group Policy Editor would that work and allow me to still have Windows updates on?
     
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  2. Enthousiast

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    There are no windows updates for 1507 or 1511, they have reached EOL, only for 2015 LTSB still are updates.
     
  3. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male MDL Expert

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    Right, I don't mean future updates, I mean can I get whatever updates that TH 1 had at its time but disable upgrading to a newer build via Group Policy?
     
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  4. Enthousiast

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    You can install the updates for it that were released when it still was supported but from then on you're unprotected.
     
  5. Ultra Male

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    I just checked GPEDIT and there is no rule to disable future build updates as I thought there was.

    I'm afraid that if I run Windows updates, it would download whatever updates it had for TH1 then show me the installing feature update and update me to the latest build.
     
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  6. Enthousiast

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    It will probably already nag you to upgrade before the install is finished, but that can be skipped, on WU it's another story.
     
  7. dhjohns

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    Just stay off the internet, and you will be good to go!
     
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  8. the_soft45

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    Would you care to elaborate on that?
     
  9. Enthousiast

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    It was the worst version, and it won't get patched for spectre/meltdown neither.
     
  10. AeonX

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    Best version is Redstone 1 :D

    There is no longer the option to defer updates on RS1. I can not remember if I saw this in RS1 or TH1.

    In RS1 you can postpone updates using group policy for 180 days and pause the upgrade for another 60 days so you can delay feature updates at most in 240 days.
     
  11. the_soft45

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    Wait, so OP wants to use Windows 10 Home/Pro instead of LTSB of TH1? Why? :confused:
    I assumed he meant LTSB (but should've known better, given he said he wanted to avoid updates to new builds). That's just... kinda stupid. LTSB has all the updates and essential features you need. Sure, no apps, but if you need them the latest version of 10 is for you.
    When I asked the question of what advantages does TH1 have, I was asking with the LTSB version in mind. :oops:
     
  12. Enthousiast

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    2016 LTSB would be the best choice, if it has to be a LTSB anyway :)
     
  13. eddo2018

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    #15 eddo2018, Jan 21, 2018
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    Pretty simple: disable the WU service and install the cumulative updates released each month manually.

    Even 1511 which theoretically reached the end of life months ago is still updated regularly.

    P.S. I agree 10240 is the best and most backward compatible version of all W10 releases, you should evaluate the LTSB 2015 if you aren't forced to use home or pro.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    No, 1511 doesn't get updates anymore, the new updates are only applicable to winpe, education and enterprise (+ both N versions):
    Code:
    <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-EducationEdition" language="neutral" version="10.0.10586.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" buildType="release" />
          <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-EducationNEdition" language="neutral" version="10.0.10586.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" buildType="release" />
          <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-EnterpriseEdition" language="neutral" version="10.0.10586.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" buildType="release" />
          <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-EnterpriseNEdition" language="neutral" version="10.0.10586.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" buildType="release" />
          <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-WinPE-Package" language="neutral" version="10.0.10586.0" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" buildType="release" />
    These editions got a 6month support extension because corporates couldn't keep up with the new build frequency.
     
  15. eddo2018

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    #17 eddo2018, Jan 21, 2018
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    I didn't check the updates released in the latest months, so I'm not going to argue, but surely I have updated both W10 1511 and Win server 2016 TP4 few months ago (win server 2016 Tp4 is obviously not supported since ages but got the update w/o any problem)
     
  16. Enthousiast

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    Next time first check, then post, Nov. 2017 probably will be the last updates for all 1511 sku's, after that, edu and ent (+N) only.
     
  17. eddo2018

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    #19 eddo2018, Jan 21, 2018
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    Maybe I missed a small technical detail but you surely missed how to interact with other users. Learning a bit of netiquette is for free.

    Have a good night.
     
  18. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Informing people with supported facts is more helpful then just posting incorrect stuff.