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  1.    02 Jun 2017 #31
    Join Date : May 2016
    Massachusetts
    Posts : 237
    Windows 10 Pro 32-bit

    "I know the difference between a backup and a backup machine. I need both.
    I had instances when the hw failed and I was left without a machine for extended time--can't afford that.
    I use one machine when working out of my office and one @home.
    When I say I keep them in sync I mean that whatever I install or configure on one I do to the other. And I use OneDrive for syncing"
    Makes sense to me.
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  2.    03 Jun 2017 #32
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,865
    Windows10

    Your question has been answered - a licence is valid for all versions of windows 10.

    Beyond that, you have not answered why you would stay on 1511 when it will stop being supported.

    Intelligent thing to do is image backup current install, upgrade to 1703 and only revert to it if issues.

    Dumb thing to do is stay on 1511 as you will need to block updates to avoid upgrading. Can you be certain you have been patched against wannacry for example.

    If you are adamant about staying on 1511, then no point in continuing this thread.
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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #33
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Indeed. Sticking with a version of Windows that no longer receives updates is suicide. There WILL be more malware, viruses, worms, etc.. that will attack machines with certain vulnerabilities. If you can't get patched, you're just a target.

    Whatever your reasons are for staying on 1511, can they be really be justified when you could easily have all your data ransomed? Yes, 1511 is currently supported, but not for much longer.

    For someone that seems to be going to extremes to reduce your risk, it seems odd that you would take the greatest risk of all, and run unpatched machines.
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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #34
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,948
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Whatever your reasons are for staying on 1511, can they be really be justified when you could easily have all your data ransomed?
    The reason for 1511 can be found in OP's other thread, in which I gave up and unsubscribed: Create New User Profile for Myself - Windows 10 Forums, from post #8.

    Unsubscribing this thread, too.

    Kari
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #35
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,865
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    The reason for 1511 can be found in OP's other thread, in which I gave up and unsubscribed: Create New User Profile for Myself - Windows 10 Forums, from post #8.

    Unsubscribing this thread, too.

    Kari
    Now I see replies in previous thead, I 100% agree with Kari - no point in replying to this guy anymore.

    To quote my dear old long departed Gran "There are none so blind as those who refuse to see".
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #36
    Join Date : May 2016
    Massachusetts
    Posts : 237
    Windows 10 Pro 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by MeAndMyComputer View Post
    "I know the difference between a backup and a backup machine. I need both.
    I had instances when the hw failed and I was left without a machine for extended time--can't afford that.
    I use one machine when working out of my office and one @home.
    When I say I keep them in sync I mean that whatever I install or configure on one I do to the other. And I use OneDrive for syncing"
    Makes sense to me.
    I wanted to include moving on with the modern version: you can maintain your system just the same: we all do that also.
    I know you like staying with your tweaks, setup etc. but part of the computer world is adjusting to change.
    Please follow the recommendations as mentioned by everyone else.
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  7.    03 Jun 2017 #37
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 413
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    There's no point of running a 1511 build.

    A minimum of 4GB ram is fine for basic computing, go with lesser and you end up making the hard drive do the work because of page file.

    If you're not planning to play old games with Windows 10, 1607 is fine. I can even play a 2005 game with this build.

    We just don't want anyone to end up complaining about security flaws with the older build as it is not supported anymore.
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  8.    03 Jun 2017 #38
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Your question has been answered - a licence is valid for all versions of windows 10.

    Beyond that, you have not answered why you would stay on 1511 when it will stop being supported.

    Intelligent thing to do is image backup current install, upgrade to 1703 and only revert to it if issues.

    Dumb thing to do is stay on 1511 as you will need to block updates to avoid upgrading. Can you be certain you have been patched against wannacry for example.

    If you are adamant about staying on 1511, then no point in continuing this thread.

    No, not every license: an XP license requires a $200 expenditure on a Win10Pro license.

    There is NO intelligence in any version from 1607 on -- it's a disaster area and anybody who thinks otherwise does not understand what an OS is. It is not a platform for MS to force faulty updates and frequent useless updates on users; it is not a platform for entertainment; it is not a platform for spying; it is not a platform for monetizing advertising. The new versions offer NO useful improvements over Win7 and exist only for the interests of MS, not users. What you are advising here would have been reasonably correct before Win10, but is no more.

    You're entitled to your notion of what is intelligent, I am to mine. Don't censure what can and cannot be discussed this based on your notion. I am entitled to discuss here whatever I want and you are entitled to respond what you want and ignore it. So please--no dictatorship.

    There is absolutely nothing for me in Win10 that I did not have in Win7. But my win7 computer croaked and the new one I got had 1511 on it -- it was not my choice. I was able to configure, customize and optimize it to my liking and make it look like 7. I cleaned all the useless but resource consuming bloat. I want to to keep it this way and not let MS decide what will run or not run on my computer. I also have scripts, utilities and methods to clean the bloat that will not work on later versions e.g., I completely eliminated Cortana and Edge and I don't want to see them again. Everything will return for any later version.

    As to fear from damage, anybody who follows MS's updates and upgrades knows that they are more dangerous than hackers -- they just messed up phones and computers with 2 faulty updates. I practice safe computing and I take frequent backups. This is much, much safer than WIn10 updates and fixes, who normally lag hackers anyway.

    Anybody who does not understand all this does not know enough about computing to advise others.
    So you do your intelligent way and I'll do mine and don't patronize. Did I now answer your question?
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  9.    03 Jun 2017 #39
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,865
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by oao View Post
    No, not every license: an XP license requires a $200 expenditure on a Win10Pro license.

    There is NO intelligence in any version from 1607 on -- it's a disaster area and anybody who thinks otherwise does not understand what an OS is. It is not a platform for MS to force faulty updates and frequent useless updates on users; it is not a platform for entertainment; it is not a platform for spying; it is not a platform for monetizing advertising. The new versions offer NO useful improvements over Win7 and exist only for the interests of MS, not users. What you are advising here would have been reasonably correct before Win10, but is no more.

    You're entitled to your notion of what is intelligent, I am to mine. Don't censure what can and cannot be discussed this based on your notion. I am entitled to discuss here whatever I want and you are entitled to respond what you want and ignore it. So please--no dictatorship.

    There is absolutely nothing for me in Win10 that I did not have in Win7. But my win7 computer croaked and the new one I got had 1511 on it -- it was not my choice. I was able to configure, customize and optimize it to my liking and make it look like 7. I cleaned all the useless but resource consuming bloat. I want to to keep it this way and not let MS decide what will run or not run on my computer. I also have scripts, utilities and methods to clean the bloat that will not work on later versions e.g., I completely eliminated Cortana and Edge and I don't want to see them again. Everything will return for any later version.

    As to fear from damage, anybody who follows MS's updates and upgrades knows that they are more dangerous than hackers -- they just messed up phones and computers with 2 faulty updates. I practice safe computing and I take frequent backups. This is much, much safer than WIn10 updates and fixes, who normally lag hackers anyway.

    Anybody who does not understand all this does not know enough about computing to advise others.
    So you do your intelligent way and I'll do mine and don't patronize. Did I now answer your question?

    No - you asked if same 10 pro licence was valid on builds of 10 pro - the answer is yes!

    Bye Bye
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  10.    03 Jun 2017 #40
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Then Yes alone should have sufficed. Bye bye
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