It is doubtful, of course, that ordinary users have come across such a thing as LTSB on the Internet. As it turns out, it is directly related to the Windows 10 operating system, and even on the official Microsoft website, as they say, it is deeply conspiratorial. Why? The question is quite logical, if we take into account some properties of the LTSB package. What this is will become clear later. In the meantime, a few words of background.
Windows 10 LTSB: what does it mean?
All users who have installed or are going to install the tenth version of Windows in one way or another, even when creating an installer using specialized Microsoft utilities, pay attention that only a few versions are available, including the unnecessary Home, Education modification and the one offered by Pro installation, which is worth choosing if you want to use all the features and benefits of this OS.
Where is LTSB then? What's this? An advertising move from developers or a targeted solution to ensure that everyoneDid users install an operating system with a bunch of unnecessary features and programs? In fact, this is the most up-to-date assembly of the system without frills, not burdened with unused Windows components, related to the Enterprise version, which, alas, for some reason is not available in the post-Soviet space. But it's not all bad.
LTSB: what is it in terms of assembly?
Few people know that since the first presentation and the official launch of Windows 10, one modification has appeared that has not been particularly advertised in wide circles. It received the name in the form of an abbreviation LTSB. What is it?
Stands for Long Term Servicing Branch, or simply put, this is one of the long-term servicing versions of Windows 10. As it turns out, it has removed all unnecessary programs, including the Cortana voice assistant, telemetry is completely absent, and (surprisingly at all) there is no Edge browser, instead of which the most common Internet Explorer of the latest version is presented by default.
This is the LTSB assembly. What is it in terms of benefits? And here's what. All unnecessary components have been removed from the operating system. That is why the load on system resources has become much lower, not to mention Internet traffic (especially when using wireless networks).
The assembly itself is based on the version of Windows 10 Enterprise, which is in the main installation package (even when creating external media using standard utilities)not available (at least not here).
But for installation, this version requires a minimum of space, does not install tracking or feedback components, does not activate OneDrive by default, and in general, the installer is so flexible that the user himself can choose the components to be installed. As it is already clear, in other versions there is no such choice as such.
Who is the build for?
So why did it happen that Microsoft tried to hide such a unique assembly as LTSB from ordinary users? What is it: a calculation for a certain circle of selected users, or is it still a step towards forcing interest?
As it turned out, the assembly itself is mainly intended for small and medium-sized businesses and was originally only available in the US. Today it can be found on the Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center website. But to access you will need to log in with your registration record.
Here lies the biggest catch. The fact is that many of those who installed the tenth version of Windows, for the most part, either do not have a Microsoft account or do not use it. You can create a registration again and install this version of the system, but no one gives a guarantee that it will not fail at one fine moment. Although the prospect looks very tempting.
But if we proceed purely from practical considerations, of course, this is the kind of modification that every Windows 10 fan wants to install. Is it a joke? No need to disable anything, no need to configure anything. Systemcomes, so to speak, ready-made. And nothing more. Take and use.