[DISCUSSION] Windows 10 Enterprise (N) LTSC 2019

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  1. JohnSG

    JohnSG MDL Novice

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    Ok, I have to ask. Why not 17763.1? I am curious....
     
  2. Enthousiast

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    Because when used for upgrading the possibility exists the user files were deleted and not migrated.

    The whole reason msft re-released 1809 with 17763.107 and denied 17763.1 ever existed.
     
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  4. JohnSG

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    ah, good to know, thanks
     
  5. dogo21

    dogo21 MDL Novice

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    im really sorry maybe they ask this before but.

    How can i download Windows 10 LTSC x64 ? Help me please thanks. sorry for my bad english
     
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  7. ch100

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    There is no such thing. :D

    It is either LTSC or not.
    What you described is Enterprise non-LTSC.
     
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  10. taylorlawson

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    Am i right in thinking a old Windows 8 MAC key will not work with Win 10 LTSC?
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

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    No. LTSC is a completely separate license channel, with own keys. The MAK might work with "normal" SKUs, never tried because of the lack of such a key. :rolleyes:
     
  12. ch100

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    I found a usable workaround to avoid this issue to upgrade using the built-in Administrator, assuming a normal user would use a different user account for regular work and their own profile. Only the user under which the installation is performed would have any issues with their own profile with 17763.1.
    I think there was a second issue at the time of release when Disk Cleanup would delete by default the contents of the Downloads folder in the current user profile but this is somehow related to the issue already mentioned.
     
  13. ch100

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    There is MAK for Pro but not for home. This key is Enterprise specific and Pro is a kind of transitional SKU meant to be used by small business and home power users, although it is misused by larger businesses too.
    The MAK for normal Enterprise is different from the MAK for Enterprise LTSC and different from the MAK used for Education.
     
  14. taylorlawson

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    BAH! , my friend has a old Win 8 Enterprise machine that he hoped he could update to LTSC , i'll let him know it will not work.

    Thanks
     
  15. Carlos Detweiller

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    MAKs can apply to multiple SKUs. There is no Home one, as Home isn't officially a Volume SKU.

    Normal SKUs and LTSB 2015 are "Windows 10 2015 (Volume)", and normal SKUs are still Volume 2015 to this day, so, keys are the same from TH1.
    LTSB 2016 is "Windows 10 2016 (Volume)" and LTSC 2019 is "Windows 10 2019 (Volume)". Completely different licenses, and new keys for each new LTSC release. It's essentially the same as Server, where you will get new keys with every release.

    Maybe he'll be able to technically upgrade to LTSC 2019, but he won't succeed with "grandfathering" his license in. However, there is help - either use KMS, or google "massgravel Github" to get a tool for establishing a digital HwID (version 1.4 of the tool works for LTSC 2019).
     
  16. ch100

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    The MAK for Pro is different than the MAK for Enterprise and different than the MAK for Enterprise LTSC for the same release..
    Think about MAK as the Volume equivalent of the Retail keys.
    They operate more or less in the same way with activation over the internet and they are normally used for standalone installations or for very small businesses which do not qualify for the KMS licensing model.
    The MAK key is specific to the business which purchases the license and generally a single key can be used to activate multiple machines belonging to the same organization.
    In theory a leaked key can be inactivated by Microsoft and a replacement issued, but I am not aware of any such instance.
     
  17. pharma

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    Great tool and process!:) Process worked very well a few days ago upgrading from Win 7 Ultimate, bringing all apps and files. Should have own thread or place reference in Windows 7 to Windows 10 LTSC thread.
     
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