Windows 10 LTSC (The best Windows 10 version ever!)

Before I talk about Windows 10 LTSC here's a few things you might wanna know about :-

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1.What is windows 10 bloatware?

Windows PC's start off slower than they should be, clogged with unnecessary preloaded software known as bloatware. Programs such as candy crush soda saga, groove music, movies & tv etc are preinstalled. These apps run in the background and slow down computers and degrade performance a lot without users knowing it. Even if you have a look at your start menu in Windows 10 you'll notice a lot of apps which are complete crap and don't ever use them. If there's one thing I hate the most is Cortana.


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2.Why not just use a debloater on a default windows 10 iso?


Even if you've debloated your windows 10, microsoft will reinstall some or the other crap with a security patch or force install updates in the background. Nobody wants to give off free
performance to microsoft whether you have a low end pc like me or a good gaming rig.



3.What is Windows 10 LTSC?


The Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) is designed for Windows 10 devices and use cases where the key requirement is that functionality and features don’t change over time. In simple words, major updates won't be updated on this version of windows so basically windows won't break that way. Since its made for IT admins and made superlite why not try it out!



4.A huge fps boost?

If you have a high end pc don't expect such a big fps boost. You'll be getting about the same fps. If you are a low end pc gamer it will at least stop the game from crashing before and give much more performance, latency, and be much less privacy intrusive compared to the windows stock iso. At the end of the day, its the hardware which matters the most. If you're not able to buy new hardware this would be the best thing to do.


5.Why use Windows 10 LTSC?


1. No preinstalled apps ( Candy Crush Saga, Onenote for Windows 10, Groove music etc )
2. No forced updates
3. No CORTANA, Windows Store, Microsoft Edge
4. Extra performance
5. You don't need to spend hours debloating and disabling services.
6. Background apps won't run anymore since all preinstalled apps are removed
7. The iso is only 3.5gb compared to the Windows 10 stock iso which is 6GB.





6.Downloading Windows 10 LTSC


Download the iso from here -




7.Activating Windows 10 LTSC


After installing, since this edition of windows has a 90 day trial evaluation. We need to convert it to the full edition.

Now, download the registry file from the attachments and run it to remove the 90 day evaluation trial or you could open the registry editor and manually go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion . Now we need to change the value data of CompositionEditionID, EditionID to EnterpriseS and ProductName to Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 .


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After changing all the values use the activator to permanently activate windows using HWID activation or KMS38.


8. For lazy people:-

You could alternatively download the preactivated Windows 10 LTSC iso made by me -

Google Drive :


Note: The iso is completely clean and has no viruses, trojans, ransomware. It's a waste of time for me and I'm really not gaining anything by adding viruses in the iso. The iso has been preactivated by MAS.






Btw, Windows 10 LTSC 20H2 will be coming out in the second half of 2021 >_> .
Read more about it :-
 

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Xtr

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Nice article, well written and full of useful information. But,
According to the article, we should remove cortana , groove music and Microsoft apps. You once gave me FPS BOOST PACK that removed all ms apps and cortana, but there was no any performance gain on my 8th gen notebook by removing Microsoft apps, they might help old hardware..
Which is why in windows 11 only 8th gen and newer processors are supported. In windows 11 a new baseline is being drawn around the new hardware above 8th gen and driver model changed in feature updates of windows 10. 8th Gen Intel are the first to have hardware mitigations for Spectre/Meltdown whereas everything else is software fixes that hurt performance.
 
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Nice article, well written and full of useful information. But,
According to the article, we should remove cortana , groove music and Microsoft apps. You once gave me FPS BOOST PACK that removed all ms apps and cortana, but there was no any performance gain on my 8th gen notebook by removing Microsoft apps, they might help old hardware below 8th gen which do not have some security features like spectre v2, mitigations, meltdown in hardware and needed to be emulated resulting in low performance.
Which is why in windows 11 only 8th gen and newer processors are supported. In windows 11 a new baseline is being drawn around the new hardware above 8th gen and driver model changed in feature updates of windows 10. 8th Gen Intel are the first to have hardware mitigations for Spectre/Meltdown whereas everything else is software fixes that hurt performance.
Completely makes sense dude. You're not gonna get such a big fps boost if you already have a beefy pc. I'll add it in the post
 

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Nice article, well written and full of useful information. But,
According to the article, we should remove cortana , groove music and Microsoft apps. You once gave me FPS BOOST PACK that removed all ms apps and cortana, but there was no any performance gain on my 8th gen notebook by removing Microsoft apps, they might help old hardware below 8th gen which do not have some security features like spectre v2, mitigations, meltdown in hardware and needed to be emulated resulting in low performance.
Which is why in windows 11 only 8th gen and newer processors are supported. In windows 11 a new baseline is being drawn around the new hardware above 8th gen and driver model changed in feature updates of windows 10. 8th Gen Intel are the first to have hardware mitigations for Spectre/Meltdown whereas everything else is software fixes that hurt performance.
but there was no any performance gain on my 8th gen notebook by removing Microsoft apps, they might help old hardware below 8th gen which do not have some security features like spectre v2, mitigations, meltdown in hardware and needed to be emulated resulting in low performance.

sir Microsoft apps does not relate to mitigations, the only thing that have relation it's Windows Update, which is something still exist on LTSC. And if you think that removing MS bloat doesn't gain any performance then buy an old 5400RPM/16mb cache HDD and throw out your SSD. Also don't bring those BS like security mitigations, it's not even related at all.

Which is why in windows 11 only 8th gen and newer processors are supported. In windows 11 a new baseline is being drawn around the new hardware above 8th gen and driver model changed in feature updates of windows 10. 8th Gen Intel are the first to have hardware mitigations for Spectre/Meltdown whereas everything else is software fixes that hurt performance.

This is another BS, so far there's no documents said that Windows 11 support only 8th Gen above support because it have mitigations patch, in fact some 8th Gen CPUS still on the list of affected CPU, but it's not a big deal as Windows already provide patches for it, so does Linux. TPM is the reason so far that making Windows 11 requirement push to 8th Gen above, don't swap these 2 to make misunderstanding.
And "new driver model", I don't know if you even understand what is that shit.



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@Skay Instead of sharing Evaluation version, maybe find a "DVD ISO" that's clean and share
For example, here is the collection that I use
 
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sir Microsoft apps does not relate to mitigations,
Mitigations does not relate to microsoft apps,
And if you think that removing MS bloat doesn't gain any performance then buy an old 5400RPM/16mb cache HDD and throw out your SSD.
I said it will gain performance on older hardware, but didnt gain any performance on my new laptop. I even made a new user account with ms bloat apps installed and tested.
TPM is the reason so far that making Windows 11 requirement push to 8th Gen above, don't swap these 2 to make misunderstanding.
But TPM is supported from haswell and newer Intel CPUs. 7th gen laptops also have TPM, There must be lot of reasons behind it or they want to sell their new hardware

And "new driver model", I don't know if you even understand what is that shit.
In windows vista, after windows vista released many old XP devices were not working in vista because of changes made to the driver model to prevent BsoD caused by old poorly coded XP drivers.
 

HMTheBoy154

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Mitigations does not relate to microsoft apps,
You are the one said that
but there was no any performance gain on my 8th gen notebook by removing Microsoft apps, they might help old hardware below 8th gen which do not have some security features like spectre v2, mitigations, meltdown in hardware and needed to be emulated resulting in low performance.
If you blame me that I didn't read properly then check your word in that sentence again because it can lead to huge misunderstanding

But TPM is supported from haswell and newer Intel CPUs. 7th gen laptops also have TPM, There must be lot of reasons behind it or they want to sell their new hardware
They do mentioning that they are checking 7th Gen

In windows vista, after windows vista released many old XP devices were not working in vista because of changes made to the driver model to prevent BsoD caused by old poorly coded XP drivers.
But that is Windows Vista, and that was the time they have news things like WDDM. This time it's a different story between Windows DCH Drivers (the new one) and Legacy drivers. Not to mention in graphic side Intel already provide DCH Drivers since 6th Gen CPU.
Read more about DCH Drivers and the support, it's not because "8th Gen above" shit at all.
 

scar

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sir Microsoft apps does not relate to mitigations, the only thing that have relation it's Windows Update, which is something still exist on LTSC. And if you think that removing MS bloat doesn't gain any performance then buy an old 5400RPM/16mb cache HDD and throw out your SSD. Also don't bring those BS like security mitigations, it's not even related at all.



This is another BS, so far there's no documents said that Windows 11 support only 8th Gen above support because it have mitigations patch, in fact some 8th Gen CPUS still on the list of affected CPU, but it's not a big deal as Windows already provide patches for it, so does Linux. TPM is the reason so far that making Windows 11 requirement push to 8th Gen above, don't swap these 2 to make misunderstanding.
And "new driver model", I don't know if you even understand what is that shit.



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@Skay Instead of sharing Evaluation version, maybe find a "DVD ISO" that's clean and share
For example, here is the collection that I use
I really didn't wanna add a full iso or a pirated iso... I could if I wanted to...I'll mostly add it
 

HMTheBoy154

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I really didn't wanna add a full iso or a pirated iso... I could if I wanted to...I'll mostly add it
the iso here isn't "pirated iso" tho, it just pull straight out from MSDN too, but idk how they did it.
The thing here is that I don't want to download Evaluation iso, since it just a waste of time to find a way to hack it. So I'd rather download from a trusted archive like this
 

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the iso here isn't "pirated iso" tho, it just pull straight out from MSDN too, but idk how they did it.
The thing here is that I don't want to download Evaluation iso, since it just a waste of time to find a way to hack it. So I'd rather download from a trusted archive like this
Its's a simple registry tweak which you gotta download or edit on your own.
 
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