Microsoft Abandons Windows 10’s Constant Updates - even for Home

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    Microsoft Abandons Windows 10’s Constant Updates - even for Home


    https://www.howtogeek.com/410183/mic...orced-updates/

    Hadn't heard of this until now.. but gives choice at last even to Home users.

    At last a rational decision on this...

    Microsoft has a major announcement today: Windows 10 will no longer automatically install those big feature updates every six months. Home users can pause smaller updates, too. In fact, Windows will even let you pause updates after checking for them!

    This is huge. It’s Microsoft’s biggest change in Windows strategy since the company released Windows 10. Microsoft is giving up on “Windows as a service” that is automatically updated outside of your control.
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    You mean they finally actually listened to the "users'? IMHO, they have been for the most part, ignoring the consumer side of Windows users. Corporate customers seem to get what they want in short order but consumers seem to get the "take it or leave it", end of the stick. I've been saying "driver" updates should be optional for a long long time, seems to fall on deaf ears though. But hey, this is a step in the right direction so thats good.
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    Not that huge, a minor increase of options. Even Home users have several options which people don't use(Advanced options), but just do the anti MS bit before bothering to look.
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    I'm spoiled, I can run any edition I want. Only ever run Home to test something out. Usually its Pro, Pro Workstation, or Enterprise. Mainly so I don't have to deal with the restrictions imposed by running Home. To be honest I'm less and less inspired by what Microsoft does these days. Its been like this ever since they threw the consumer MVP's under the Bus. Sour grapes I know, just being honest though.
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    Hi there
    I've never understood why Windows doesn't offer a "LTS" or Long term release solutions like some Linux systems especially designed for enterprise systems.

    Windows does have a problem though that most enterprises don't -- a lot of gamers and obviously people add new and quite sophisticated hardware quite frequently.

    Then in My view windows could then make the "release rings" more sensible -- those that want latest updates , hardware and leading edge stuff could be offered a "Windows Rolling release" while the LTS version would only supply minor (if any) changes and security fixes only. - All versions would of course offer timely security updates - that's no hassle these days and takes just seconds if updating WD etc.

    Seems logical enough to me and I'm sure it would be far easier (and cheaper) to manage as well.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    There is a Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Long Term Servicing Channel Edition.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 05 Apr 2019 at 11:28.
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    jimbo45 said: View Post
    I've never understood why Windows doesn't offer a "LTS" or Long term release solutions...
    They do. 1809 is the latest available LTSC (formerly known as LTSB) build. The first LTSB was 10240, released in 2015. Even that one is still in support.


    Windows 10 version history Date of availability Mainstream support end date Extended support end date
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
    Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019
    November 13, 2018 January 9, 2024 January 9, 2029
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
    Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB
    August 2, 2016 October 12, 2021 October 13, 2026
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
    Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
    July 29, 2015 October 13, 2020 October 14, 2025
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet



    Seems logical enough to me and I'm sure it would be far easier (and cheaper) to manage as well.
    Yes, Micorosoft agree with you. LTSB/LTSC is available to all their Enterprise customers.
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    Bree said: View Post
    They do. 1809 is the latest available LTSC (formerly known as LTSB) build. The first LTSB was 10240, released in 2015. Even that one is still in support.


    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet





    Yes, Micorosoft agree with you. LTSB/LTSC is available to all their Enterprise customers.

    Hi there

    @Bree
    @alphanumeric

    They need to roll something like this out to Home / Consumers as well or say individual professional IT consultants etc. The problem with the current model is that the fees are quite expensive for service -- should be made available down "the chain" to non enterprise as a "non service" deal - so you can use free but you don't get Ms support -- same as people using the Linux LTS builds without service contracts -- updates available but you don't get support. There's always plenty of Forums etc to get help anyway at the individual level for these types of builds -- and they rarely go wrong in any case.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Bree said: View Post
    They do. 1809 is the latest available LTSC (formerly known as LTSB) build. The first LTSB was 10240, released in 2015. Even that one is still in support.


    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet





    Yes, Micorosoft agree with you. LTSB/LTSC is available to all their Enterprise customers.
    LTSC is not like LTS that many Linux distros have. LTSC is not a mainstream build that is available generally and it comes with many caveats. Microsoft does not recommend or support its use and actively works against users from using LTSC builds.

    Which is a shame, as LTSB was how I was finally happy using Windows 10. But with the further crippling techniques used with LTSC it is no longer an option to even consider.
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