Upgrading to LTSB 2016 release

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by fiekert123, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. fiekert123

    fiekert123 MDL Junior Member

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    Hello guys,

    i've multiple questions that have kept me thinking for a while.
    with the anniversary updating coming soon, (and maybe likely to upgrade the ltsb branch as well)
    What is the way to upgrade from the 2015 release to the 2016 release? i mean product key wise and such. i've activated two of my pc's with the ltsb version of w10 (mak keys btw), and tried a vm with the 14352 build released not so long ago. when i tried activating it with the gvlk key it refused to activate. seems like it has been updated with a new key.
    how does it influence upgrades and such? can i just blindy use in-place upgrade to make it up2date again?

    thanks for the help,

    Fiekert123
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    There is NO official way to update LTSB (hence the name) to any other release. Period
     
  3. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    You can find the key for Enterprise S Inside the product.ini file, just use it.
     
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  4. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    However, it will of course be possible to do an in-place upgrade to future LTSB releases.
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I haven't tried directly, but I'm sure it is possible. Would be completely pointless to block the upgrade
     
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  6. Studio384

    Studio384 MDL Member

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    As it stands now, the LTSB will get a refresh every 2 or 3 years. The November Update isn't and will never be a LTSB-build, and the Anniversary Update will likely never be an LTSB-build either. The earliers build I would expect to become a new LTSB-release is Redstone 2, although I consider Redstone 3 and whatever release comes afterwards more likely to stay in the 2 to 3 years-period.

    However, if you want to upgrade from the current LTSB to the Anniversary Update, this begs the question: what the heck are you doing on the Long-Term Support Branch? Sounds to me like you need the Current Branch or Current Branch for Business.
     
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  7. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    You seem a bit confused about what a long term branch is.

    That windows will be supported for many years. Aka no one will force you to upgrade because the lack of support from WU or whatever.

    That said, obviously MS will release updated ISOs regularly. Exactly like Ubuntu does with their LTS release.

    Now the Enterprise S looks like is aimed to be released alongside the other anniversary versions.

    And while the LTSB 2015 will be supported for 5 years, IF YOU WANT you can get a newer version build with the same aim of the old one.

    If you're fine with the 2015 LTSB you can stay with that w/o a single problem.

    But if you like some of the UI improvements on the new Enterprise S, you can do an in place upgrade.

    Where's the problem on that?
     
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  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Windows 10 Enterprise S - Windows 10 Enterprise Servicing (Service or Servicing Branches)

    Is that something that going to be released soon? Or is it only Preview?

    sebus
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    The Build 14352 is working perfectly, I believe they are going to release it in july, but AFAIK there aren't official words on that, other than what Abbodi quoted.
     
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  10. fiekert123

    fiekert123 MDL Junior Member

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    until that happens we'll have to see and wait how it works. i tried updating 10240 to 14352 in a vm using a direct installation from explorer, and it asked for a key. maybe because it's a pre release version of some sort, but i'll hope it works that way.

    p.s i use the ltsb version because i don't like the app system as they introduced it, furthermore i can't afford to lose any data due to forced updates. (yes i know you can disable it all, but this way i don't need all the tweaking everytime a update is released.)
     
  11. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    I agree with this as be default I do not want UPGRADES drive by an outsider such as MS. I'd prefer choose when and what day and HOW MUCH of the updates to apply.
     
  12. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    LTSB won't be forced to be upgraded ;)
     
  13. fiekert123

    fiekert123 MDL Junior Member

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    especially the fact that it doesn't automatically upgrade makes it that good. this way i can decide if i really want/need it. i don't like the endless tweaking.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #15 Enthousiast, Jun 30, 2016
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    That's where LTSB stands for ;):)

    It's made for 1 task systems like ATM's, medical systems etcetc....
     
  15. LiteOS

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    ATM have iot enterprise version
     
  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You get the gesture ;)