Windows 10 was released in 12 editions for different fields. Some editions are commonly available for users, but others are only for organizations. These particular editions include Windows 10 Enterprise, LTSC Enterprise, and IoT Core, etc. Besides basic features, it has some specialized features.
LTSC Enterprise (Long-Term Servicing Channel) is for power users. It is for long term usage and Microsoft doesn’t release updates for it. It’s used for long-term devices like air traffic control devices, industrial process controlling devices, banks’ ATM machines, and hospitals’ MRI/CAT scanners, etc. This powerful OS has a specialized powerful user interface and active support for touch-screen sensitivity.
Download Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise
Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise 64-bit
Installation Methods for Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise
Before starting the installation, let’s create a bootable USB flash drive. It’s important because you have an ISO image file. You should convert it into an executable file to start the installation. I have used different methods for it. Follow any of them and move to the installation guide.
Method 1: Windows 10 Create Bootable USB
In this method, you will use Microsoft’s official tool known as Windows 10 Installation Media.” It’s the most widely used method and easy to follow for a newbie. Let’s start it.
- Connect a 4GB USB flash drive with a PC.
- Download Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise from the above section (Before downloading, check whether you have a 32-bit system or a 64-bit. Then download the relevant version.)
- Click Here to download “Windows 10 Installation Media.”
- Open the tool.
- Click the option “Accept” to accept terms and conditions.
- Now, select “Create Installation Media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC” from here.
- Click the “Next” option from the next window.
- Select your preferred language, Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise, Architecture and hit “Next” to proceed.
- Select the USB flash drive/DVD option whatever you are using. (If it doesn’t show any option, refresh the page).
- Now, select the “Removable USB flash drive or DVD” and click “Next.”
- That’s all. Your bootable USB flash drive is ready to work.
- Attach it with PC and restart the system.
Method 2: Create Bootable USB Flash Drive via Rufus
If you want to use a straightforward way, use Rufus. This third-party tool is safe and easy to use. With a few clicks, you can create the bootable USB flash drive.
- Click here to download Rufus.
- Double-click “Rufus.exe” to install it.
- Now, open the tool.
- (Connect a USB flash drive to your PC and download Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise ISO from the section above.)
- In Rufus, click “Create a Bootable USB Drive.”
- Use “Browse” to select the ISO image and click “Next.”
- Click “Start” from the next screen and select “Windows 10 ISO” to install Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise.
- Rufus starts converting the ISO image into a bootable “.exe” file.
- It takes a few minutes and your bootable USB flash drive is ready to work.
- Now, plug in USB with the PC where you want to install Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise and restart the system.
Method 3: Create USB via Command Prompt (Detailed Method)
If you don’t want to use any tool to create a bootable USB flash drive, use Command Prompt Administrator. It’s a bit long method but includes no downloading of tools.
- Follow the steps below to create USB via CMD.
- Download the ISO of Win 10 LTSC Enterprise from the above “Download” link.
- Connect the USB drive with PC.
- Go to the “Command Prompt” in the Start menu.
- Right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator.” (Press the “Enter” key after typing every command.)
- When it is launched, open disk management utility by typing “diskpart” here.
- Now check the list of available disks by typing “list disk.”
- Type here “select disc #” to select one disk for installation. Here, replace # with a disc name, etc.
- Now, type “clean” to clean your USB drive.
- Type “Create partition primary” to create a bootable partition.
- Now select a partition by typing “select partition 1.”
- Now type “active” to active this partition. (Don’t forget pressing “Enter” key after every command.)
- Here, type “format fs=NTFS quick” to make your USB drive bootable.
- Assign a name to the USB drive by typing “assign” and type a letter like assign letter=X, etc.
- Now type “exit” to quit the tool.
- Give the next command “PowerShell Mount-DiskImage –ImagePath “C:\path\to\Windows10.iso” here. Use the right path to fetch Windows 10 ISO image.
- Open diskpart by typing here “diskpart.”
- Here, type “list volume” to know the drive name for Windows 10 ISO file.
- Now type “exit” to close the tool.
- Type the drive where you have stored ISO file like type “G:” here and press Enter.
- Now, type another command “cd boot.”
- Type “bootsect /nt60 X:” and press Enter.
- Here, type “xcopy G:\*.* X:\ /E /F /H.” The term “XCOPY” shows a copy of the ISO file.
- That’s all. Now, your Windows 10 bootable USB drive is ready to use.
- Close CMD Administrator.
Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise Installation
Now, in the next phase, we will install Windows. Follow the instructions given below in this context.
- Restart your system.
- Select “Boot from USB drive” when booting options appear.
- The system will start loading files.
- Set your time zone, preferred language, and other things and select the “Save” option to proceed.
- On the “Terms and Conditions” page, click “I Agree to the License Terms.”
- Here, select the option “Install a Fresh Copy of Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise. (In Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise, you can only install a fresh copy of Windows. It doesn’t show the “Upgrade” option.)
- Now, select a disk drive to save Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise. Make sure that it has a minimum of 20GB storage space.
- Now, the system starts loading files from the ISO image. Wait until it completes the process.
- During installation, your system will restart several times. Don’t interrupt the installation process by pressing any key.
- Once, it reaches to 100%, select a name for your system.
- Adding a network is optional. If you want to add a network later, select “Skip for now.”
That’s all guys! Your Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise is ready to use.
Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise Features
LTSC is a specialized edition of Windows 10 and Microsoft doesn’t release its updates because it’s used for long-term. Let’s have an overview of the prominent features of this edition of Windows 10.
It has unparalleled security for larger business firms. Since their data is more sensitive, Microsoft ensures to secure it with specialized apps. Even, connected to a network, no unauthorized person can access data.
The categorized search in LTSC Enterprise is quicker and swifter than other versions of Windows 10. Just enter your desired keywords to search the meaning of something, file, folder, image or anything on the web.
It has a more powerful Cortana. Your digital assistant follows your voice and typed commands to fetch accurate data.
Microsoft didn’t add productivity apps like Microsoft Store, Edge and MS Office to it. All these apps require regular updates. This edition of Windows 10 is for long-term use. That’s why; it doesn’t include Microsoft Edge, Office, and Store.
Internet Explorer has a smoother performance. You will experience a safe and secure browsing, emailing and performance in it.
Switching from one app to another is quick and smooth due to the user-friendly interface.
In short, this edition has all Enterprise features, but it’s not for ordinary business firms. It’s for particular devices and firms only.