LTSB or Pro Version to control updates ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by mehargags, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. mehargags

    mehargags MDL Junior Member

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    Hi all, have been following alot of discussion intermittently but I'm a bit confused and seek your advise on which version of Windows 10 is right for "power users :)".

    I'm also concerned if I can control Automatic Updates myself. Don't want OS to be smart enough to install updates without my notice. EDIT: I checked you can configure the Updates just like in Win8.1 via a util or Group policy...

    Telemetery can be controlled to a certain extent with utils/tweaks

    Can you upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Win10 Entr ? or to the LTSB ?

    Also I'm leaning towards LTSB as it doesn't have the metro apps that I really don't use at all... but then I also read LTSB doesn't recieve updates and bug fixes as often. I can't even see a v1511 revision in the MSDN download section for LTSB.

    I do like uptodate system... and have a high end rig. Should be able to KMS license the OS, which I guess you can do with LTSB -- right ?
     
  2. dwarfer66

    dwarfer66 MDL Novice

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    It will receive security updates and such, just not new features. I have updated from within win 8.1 to LTSB fine in the past.
     
  3. mehargags

    mehargags MDL Junior Member

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    mehargags MDL Junior Member

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    Isn't this one 10240.16384.150709-1700.TH1_CLIENTENTERPRISE_S_EVAL_X64FRE_EN-US.ISO newer than the one you listed ? looks like to be... Still need to reconfirm
     
  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Both are the RTM-build (10240)
    Im ceirtan the LTSB hasnt recieved 10586 build..
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #7 Enthousiast, Feb 7, 2016
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    Install a virtual version (eg. in vmware) and test it. I can't find any LTSB EVAL iso for downloading and testing. If it exists it should only contain one or 2 updates extra (which should be, by now, longly superseded). The version you show is 16384 and in september 2015 the downloads of home/pro by using the MCT were 16393.
     
  7. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    my LTSB buildlabex is 10240.16644.amd64fre.th1.160104-1507
    productname Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
    and i have
    Activations by
    OEM
    MAK
    KMS
     
  8. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I use Pro and just disable updates/or defer updates in gpedit.msc. Get my update installers from MDL Windows 10 Hotfix repository. I find this to be better arrangement.
     
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