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Call me late to the party, but I just discovered MSFT offers a 90-day trial of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB. (with two re-arms) As someone who keeps trying to cut ties with my beloved Win 7 and move on---only to get disappointed every time Win 10 comes close but no cigar---I figured this might be the answer. LTSB intrigued me but I did not think I could get it as a home user....but now I am running it, I plan to stay till the trial expires.
Great stuff. None of the "nonsense" Paul complains about, but all of the Win 10 under-the-hood goodness, plus the greater admin control in Enterprise. (I set telemetry to Security level, for starters.) I installed Classic Shell, but even without it, this is as close to Win 7 as you can get while running Win 10, and also benefit from the last decade of security and other improvements. (like handling SSDs)
Clearly this is not for those who live on the cutting edge, or use the apps built-in to all other version of Win 10, including Edge. (All that stuff, including the Store, is cut out of LTSB) I fired up News or Weather now and then in other Win 10 installs, but can easily do without them.
Win 7 was a great desktop OS for its time---it still "feels right" more than any other Windows version, to me---but I did not want to be the next generation-equivalent of XP holdouts.
Early days, but I might have stumbled across the solution. Anyone else running LTSB?
Here’s a new one. I reset my Win 10 Pro install last night, chose the ‘clean sheet’ option of not retaining files and settings—and when the reset completed, I found a fresh install of Win 10 Enterprise rather than Pro. Took a minute to digest it….
Of course now I get nags to activate it, which I cannot do since I do not have an Enterprise product key. Last night I could at least access the Activation window in Settings. Today I can’t even do that; Activation is blank.
I searched for ways to downgrade back to Pro, but it seems you first need to activate Enterprise—which I cannot do. Any ideas or suggestions? Anyone hear of this happening before? (I found one post that told a similar story, but that guy did a clean install rather than try to fix it.)
Both the Pro install and the Enterprise re-set are 1803.
If the only answer is a clean install I am seriously thinking of Win 7. Fun times.