Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise was initially LTSB (Long-Term Service Branch) Enterprise. Later, Microsoft added some special features to this variant and named it “LTSC (Long-Term Servicing Channel) Enterprise. It’s for power users with a powerful environment. Microsoft releases updates for Pro, Education, Home, and other variants. But it doesn’t release updates for it. This specialized edition is used for ATMs, MRI/CAT scanners, air traffic controlling devices and many other industrial process control devices. It has a powerful user interface and active support for the touch-screen sensitivity. Microsoft supports it for 10 years.
Download Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise ISO
Methods to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive [Installation Guide]
I have divided the installation of Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise in two sections. In the first section, we will create a bootable USB flash drive by using Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise ISO. The next section will explain the installation. There are three easy methods of creating a bootable USB flash drive/DVD. Let’s start with the first one.
Method 1: Windows 10 Create Bootable USB
This is the most commonly used method. Use Microsoft’s official tool “Windows Installation Media” to convert the ISO file into an executable file. It’s the easiest way for a newbie. Follow the steps below to use it.
- You need a USB flash drive that has a minimum of 8GB storage space.
- Connect USB flash drive with PC.
- Download Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise from the above section (Check whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of PC before downloading).
- Now, download “Windows 10 Installation Media” from Here. The link will download the tool from Microsoft’s official site.
- Once, the downloading is over, double-click to 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 Windows 10 Disk Via Third-Party Tool
If you want to use a quick method, use Rufus. This third-party tool works automatically to convert the ISO image into a bootable file. It’s simple and easy to use.
- Click here to download Rufus.
- When it’s over, double-click the downloaded “Rufus.exe” file to install it.
- Now, double-click the tool to open it.
- Connect a USB flash drive to your PC and download Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise ISO from the section above.
- In the Home Page of Rufus, click the option “Create a Bootable USB Drive.”
- Now, select ISO Image by using the “Browse” option and select “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)
This method doesn’t involve the use of any tool. It’s a manual method to create a bootable USB via CMD. I will recommend you to use it if you are an expert user of Command Prompt
Follow the steps below to create USB via CMD.
- Download the ISO of Win 10 LTSC Enterprise from the above section and save it to your system.
- 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 ISO file.
- That’s all. Now, your Windows 10 bootable USB drive is ready to use.
- Close CMD Administrator.
Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise Installation
- Restart your system. When booting options appear, select “Boot from USB drive” from here.
- The system will start loading files. A page with different settings appears.
- 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 don’t get the option for updating Windows. It gives you the only choice to install a fresh copy of Windows.)
- Now, select a disk drive to save Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise. Make sure that it has a minimum of 16GB storage space. But the recommended hard disk space is around 20 GB.
- Now, the system starts loading the required 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, also known as LTSB (Long-Term Service Branch) is a specialized edition of Windows 10. Let’s have a bird’s eye view to know its features in detail.
It includes only specialized apps. You will not find Weather, Microsoft Edge, Mail, Camera and Microsoft Store in it. It’s a long-term OS. That’s why; Microsoft doesn’t release updates for it. One edition is valid for 10 years.
It has unparalleled security features for special tools like ATM machines, airport security instruments, security cameras, and other devices. The firms use it for more sensitive devices. That’s why; Microsoft adds important tools to it to ensure foolproof security. No unauthorized person can access data from it.
Instead of Microsoft Edge, users will experience a powerful Internet Explorer in it.
Cortana brings more powerful assistance for users. The search is categorized and more specific. Type a few words to search it from the system or online.
It doesn’t include any productivity app like MS Office, Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Store, etc. Users will experience a smooth and safe browsing experience in it.
The User-friendly interface allows you to switch from one to another program quickly.
This variant includes all Enterprise features for users. However, it’s not compatible with every business firm. It’s only for long-term business firms like banks, airports, and ships, etc.