Which version of windows 10 should i go for and why?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by PaulTroll1282, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. PaulTroll1282

    PaulTroll1282 MDL Novice

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    Hello just wondering which windows 10 should i go for and why?
    Windows 10 ltsb
    Windows 10 enterprise
    Windows 10 home or pro
    Or is there others
    And please tell me how to activate them thanks.
     
  2. kgtuning

    kgtuning MDL Junior Member

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    I use Enterprise 2016 LTSB. No cortana, no store, no tiles and no feature updates. Perfect for my gaming computer.
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #5 Enthousiast, Nov 24, 2017
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    I use win 10 1709 Pro, activated by a HWID.
     
  4. PaulTroll1282

    PaulTroll1282 MDL Novice

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    I see:g:
     
  5. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    +1. Non gamer though.
     
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  6. Dude Guyman

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    #8 Dude Guyman, Nov 24, 2017
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    LTSB is the ONLY way I would touch Windows 10 ( KMSPico activation ) with a ten foot pole. In short because it has less bull$*** and bloat in it, you can lock down telemetry a bit more (any Enterprise version), and M$ doesn't try to hijack it from your control as much so that trims off a few hours after install (and every update) of fighting with it trying to wrestle back control and tweak/turn garbage off. That said I still hate Windows 10 with a violent passion. HATE IT!
     
  7. wyatt23

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    Do some removals by packageremovallist 1st with msmg toolkit and cbsenum. Then its bearable.
     
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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That will not bring any increase in performance, chopping windows only can result in (future) problems.
     
  9. wyatt23

    wyatt23 MDL Member

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    test test test.
     
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  10. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    If you have more than 4 GB Ram, then your only choice is 64 Bit.
    I have used Pro x64 since Win 7 SP1
     
  11. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I use Windows XP

    Naaaaaaah!!!

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  12. Dude Guyman

    Dude Guyman MDL Junior Member

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    #14 Dude Guyman, Nov 25, 2017
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    No offense to anyone involved in MSMG Toolkit (I love the idea of it) but I've tried to use it about 10 times and every time it has in resulted in a buggy, error ridden install ("there was a problem with one of your default apps something something was reset", over and over and over), and event viewer full of errors about services and the like failing, and a 30+ gigabyte fresh install footprint as opposed to the normal 8-11 gigabytes. Too buggy/fiddly for me, I'd go with LTSB and a few manual tweaks after install. Any other version of Windows 10 is completely off the table for me. Barring Windows 7, I'd sooner go with Linux and just live with the lack of some of the better programs, like games, video editors, music recording stuff, etc. I've been using/learning it for years now in preparation...
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    8-10GB footprint isn't normal, at the most it's a chopped footprint.
     
  14. Dude Guyman

    Dude Guyman MDL Junior Member

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    #16 Dude Guyman, Nov 25, 2017
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    It's normal for me. Mine is only ~14.2 gigabytes (WIN7 is ~17.8 GB) after all updates, drivers, and programs (Firefox, LibreOffice, Sony Vegas, GIMP, Media players, CD/DVD burners/players, everything except games basically) are installed. Here's some screen grabs of my main (win7)
    and backup (win10 test/experiment rig) made just now, and this is with some extra junk/programs installed.

    14gb.jpg 18gb.jpg
     
  15. fmboots

    fmboots MDL Novice

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    #20 fmboots, Nov 26, 2017
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    Highly recommend LSTB. :eek: