Windows 10: Microsoft Releases Windows 10 S ISO to Developers, Education Customers

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  1. Posts : 4,848
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       02 Aug 2017 #120

    Yup. When you have a pro, this version is like an unactivated pro. There is so little you can do with it. Reminds me of my surface RT tablet that I returned back to the store.
    Tried making an image backup of it that I restored on another SSD, and it works ok. I initially installed it on a spin drive (WD Black) hoping that since it is a very light installation, it will be fast enough on a platter drive. But no, it takes a while to boot up so I transferred the entire OS on SSD but there's not much difference.
    This is probably more useful if at least you can run Steam on it. Haha...
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  2.    02 Aug 2017 #121

    badrobot said: View Post
    Yup. When you have a pro, this version is like an unactivated pro. There is so little you can do with it. Reminds me of my surface RT tablet that I returned back to the store.
    Tried making an image backup of it that I restored on another SSD, and it works ok. I initially installed it on a spin drive (WD Black) hoping that since it is a very light installation, it will be fast enough on a platter drive. But no, it takes a while to boot up so I transferred the entire OS on SSD but there's not much difference.
    This is probably more useful if at least you can run Steam on it. Haha...
    I'm trying to imagine how this could be of any use even in a school setting? Office has to be specially installed to work. Even then, I think most students are going to need more than just Office and "Trusted" Apps to get stuff done. We'll see I guess? Is Steam available via a Trusted App? I'm guessing not, even if it was, the games would never install or run.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       02 Aug 2017 #122

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I'm trying to imagine how this could be of any use even in a school setting? Office has to be specially installed to work. Even then, I think most students are going to need more than just Office and "Trusted" Apps to get stuff done. We'll see I guess? Is Steam available via a Trusted App? I'm guessing not, even if it was, the games would never install or run.
    There are soooo many use cases in schools. While I was in school, most PCs didn't even have Office installed. The machines with Office were meant for special needs, where Office would be a requirement.

    Other machines had ONLY VMWare, Office and VisualStudio installed, nothing else (well a browser ofc). Those machines were targeted for Programming, system management and documentation education.

    Then there were machines with only Photoshop and similar products installed. Those were just meant for image and video manipulation education.

    Then there were machines with dedicated GPUs and 3D-Software...well you can guess what those were for. :)

    I can see the use of a Windows 10 S classroom with just a few educational app that comes from the Windows Store.

    Licenses are expensive and hardware is cheap, this is why schools have specific machines and classrooms for specific needs. No point in having all machines in a configured state where you can run it all with the best possible performance.
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  4.    02 Aug 2017 #123

    I'm out of touch with what's out there now. I'm almost 60 years old and retired from the work place. A calculator was our biggest piece of portable tech when I went to school. And they weren't exactly the put in your shirt pocket size either. Going by what my grand kids want for school tech these days I'd be disowned if I put 10S on their device, lol. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft gets any takers, and how long that lasts.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       02 Aug 2017 #124

    :) We have to remember that there is more types of education than High School or University studies. People from 5-35 years need education (well actually all ages, but those are the most common ages). All have different type of material to cover. The modern education system uses a lot of computer assisted teaching in topics not related to technology in any way.

    We can learn History, Physics, Math, Art, Geography etc...with the help of computers. No need for books at all. A lot has changed in the last 5-10 years. Here in Finland there are schools right now that pretty much don't use any paper at all (with a few exception). Everything that requires some user input is done on tablets or computers. :)
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  6.    02 Aug 2017 #125

    Doing the reset seems to have worked out all the kinks and glitches. Regedit etc works now. It uninstalled Office 2016, fine by me, assuming I can reinstall it. And the NVidia driver for my GT610 now installed in the background via Windows update. All seems back to normal. :)
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       02 Aug 2017 #126

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Doing the reset seems to have worked out all the kinks and glitches. Regedit etc works now. It uninstalled Office 2016, fine by me, assuming I can reinstall it. And the NVidia driver for my GT610 now installed in the background via Windows update. All seems back to normal. :)
    Awesome! Must have been a glitch...
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  8.    02 Aug 2017 #127

    slicendice said: View Post
    :) We have to remember that there is more types of education than High School or University studies. People from 5-35 years need education (well actually all ages, but those are the most common ages). All have different type of material to cover. The modern education system uses a lot of computer assisted teaching in topics not related to technology in any way.

    We can learn History, Physics, Math, Art, Geography etc...with the help of computers. No need for books at all. A lot has changed in the last 5-10 years. Here in Finland there are schools right now that pretty much don't use any paper at all (with a few exception). All that requires some user input is done on tablets or computers. :)
    I was getting training on new equipment almost yearly when I was still working. If my back hadn't let me down I'd still be working and heading off for a month or more of training a year. I was an electronic technician. I installed maintained and repaired the equipment used by civil aviation to navigate our friendly sky's. Radar, navigational aids, instrument landing systems etc. I was away months and months and months on the radar training. Everything there was pre provided by out training institute. This type of training is very specialized. Every time we got new tech, or updated the old tech, it was another round of training to stay current.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       08 Aug 2017 #129

    @Brink Thanks!
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