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canadmos

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May 29, 2011
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32GB of ram jeebus, only the engineering workstations here get anything like that.

If your computer has no TPM then its probably best to replace it anyways, if you're ever concerned with the data being stolen from it.

I wonder how much fun this will be in the enterprise? We're just getting in the swing of things with Windows 10. :(
 

6thElement

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Jul 29, 2008
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I wonder how much fun this will be in the enterprise? We're just getting in the swing of things with Windows 10.
I've spent weeks trying to make my customer change from W10 to W10 E LTSC for an upcoming workstation refresh project so we don't have to deal with W10 versions only being valid for 18 months before they go out of support.
 

canadmos

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May 29, 2011
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I've spent weeks trying to make my customer change from W10 to W10 E LTSC for an upcoming workstation refresh project so we don't have to deal with W10 versions only being valid for 18 months before they go out of support.
The way versions reach of life like that is a pain, especially if you have large numbers of them. Doubly so if you deploy the spring release on any number of computers.

We deploy the enterprise version on all our computers, which at least buys us an additional year. I'm guessing 90% of ours are running 1909 now, so we're good until 2022.

LTSC definitely gets around this, but I find it isn't really suited for end users. It has no support for Edge or anything from the Windows Store, so some things like One Drive and To Do can be a bit more painful to get going. The one saving grace is that you upgrade it from LTSC to Pro/Enterprise - though its a one time change and you can't go back.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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The way versions reach of life like that is a pain, especially if you have large numbers of them. Doubly so if you deploy the spring release on any number of computers.

We deploy the enterprise version on all our computers, which at least buys us an additional year. I'm guessing 90% of ours are running 1909 now, so we're good until 2022.

LTSC definitely gets around this, but I find it isn't really suited for end users. It has no support for Edge or anything from the Windows Store, so some things like One Drive and To Do can be a bit more painful to get going. The one saving grace is that you upgrade it from LTSC to Pro/Enterprise - though its a one time change and you can't go back.
99% of the end users computers I support are locked down to run a single application with occasional browser usage. The 18 month lifecycle is a pain in the balls on Pro.