Stopping the Annoying Forced Updates

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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #21

    Is that legal, I don't think that's legal.
    Sure it is, if you have a valid license key. Just an old Win OS.
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  2. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 (64)
    Thread Starter
       #22



    Winos...
    What rhymes with windos?

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    And what on earth is this CS tag for? My Goodle skills are n omplte.
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  3. Posts : 281
    Win 10 21H2 LTSC
       #23

    The best way to get the old way of doing OS updates (not rapid update rollouts), whilst using something modern, is probably Windows 10 LTSC.

    The current LTSC was released circa 3 years ago, has 5 years mainstream support (2 left), and 5 years extended support.

    The next LTSC should be this year but is dropped to just 5 years support in total (not sure if they just ditched the extended or reduced both).

    This is significantly better than the way pro and home are updated. You will not be offered any feature updates, quality updates can be controlled with group policy, although I now manage my updates with WUMGR (combined with using group policy to disable auto updates, I also have a sheduled task to update defender every hour so it doesnt suffer from the lack of auto win updates).

    Hopefully DX12 will stabilise now they made the DX12 ultimate spec meaning the next LTSC should be good for a while in terms of gaming features, and it will still get updates for things like windows defender.
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  4. Posts : 56,825
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #24

    How does a Home User (not user of Home) get LTSC?
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  5. Posts : 281
    Win 10 21H2 LTSC
       #25

    I dont know if its ok to provide links, but essentially its about 300-500usd depending on the path you take. So is expensive. Also you dont get to upgrade to the next LTSC, you have to buy another license for that version.

    Although if you already work for someone who has a volume license for your device you wont need to do that.
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    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #26

    Chrysalis said:
    I dont know if its ok to provide links, but essentially its about 300-500usd depending on the path you take. So is expensive. Also you dont get to upgrade to the next LTSC, you have to buy another license for that version.

    Although if you already work for someone who has a volume license for your device you wont need to do that.
    Thanks for your post. Here are some prices:

    [SOLVED] Explicit instructions for purchasing a Windows 10 LTSC license? - MS Licensing - Spiceworks
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  7. Posts : 56,825
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #27

    Chrysalis said:
    I dont know if its ok to provide links, but essentially its about 300-500usd depending on the path you take. So is expensive. Also you dont get to upgrade to the next LTSC, you have to buy another license for that version.

    Although if you already work for someone who has a volume license for your device you wont need to do that.
    Thanks. Your last sentence there...... also implies if you do work for such a place, "work" being the keyword, you most likely have little to no say in the process of updates anyway. Least not on the up and up.
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  8. Posts : 281
    Win 10 21H2 LTSC
       #28

    f14tomcat said:
    Thanks. Your last sentence there...... also implies if you do work for such a place, "work" being the keyword, you most likely have little to no say in the process of updates anyway. Least not on the up and up.
    Thats also true, it will depend on if employer decides to upgrade to newer branch.
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