Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021
Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC is a special release with support until 2027.
Originally called LTSB, and then renamed LTSC, is the format of special editions of corporate Windows starting with version 10, which are not covered by the policy of the modern lifecycle, like regular user editions of Windows 10 and 11. Each version of such releases is supported by Microsoft from 18 to 30 months in the case of Windows 10 and from 2 to 3 years in the case of Windows 11. LTSC releases are subject to a fixed lifecycle policy, which provides for Microsoft's support conditions for those used for Windows 7 and 8.1. These are long–term service conditions that include 10 years of general support, of which the first 5 years are basic support, followed by 5 years of extended support. More on the topic of the life cycle of Windows operating systems, if you are interested, you can read in the article "The life cycle and updates of Windows 11". Long–term support is the first feature why LTSC is a special edition and not a regular one.
The second feature of LTSC as a special edition is the purpose of the operating system and the functionality corresponding to the purpose. The intended purpose of LTSC systems is manufacturing, trading, other industry–specific computer devices, mining systems, etc., which do not need functional updates. And no philistine functions and applications are needed. And all you need is a platform for specialized Win32 software, and it should be a stable platform with minimizing the hassle of implementing its updates. LTSC special issues receive only important updates – security updates and fixes.
LTSC special issues do not receive functional updates, as Microsoft delivers them in new LTSC releases. New LTSC releases appear after some time on the basis of a certain version of Windows 10. Later, Microsoft plans to release the LTSC format of Windows 11, when it will be more or less polished. Thus, those who use LTSC operating systems have a choice - to stay on the current LTSC release, or install a new release that includes some fundamentally significant functional innovations. In general, the "Ten" has four special issues of LTSC format.
Windows 10 2021 LTSC: features
The LTSC release released in 2021 is based on the Enterprise edition of the Enterprise version 21H2, to which Windows 10 was updated after the November functional update for the 2nd half of 2021.
Since Microsoft has already put a bold dot on the "Top Ten" and has taken up Windows 11, 2021 LTSC is probably the last such special edition of Windows 10. And for him, Microsoft changed the policy of a fixed life cycle, cutting support from 10 years to 5. That is, by half. According to the company, this is done in order to comply with the lifecycle of Microsoft Office LTSC, which also has a fixed cycle and includes 5 years of support. Thus, to date, the longest support in general for Windows 10 has the 2019 LTSC release – until the beginning of 2029. Whereas 2021 LTSC – until the beginning of 2027, and the usual issues of "Tens" with a modern life cycle – until October 14, 2025.
But in terms of functionality, 2021 LTSC strictly corresponds to the LTSC format. This is a corporate Win10 21H2 purely with classic Win32 functionality. She has only "Parameters", "Quick Help" and "Windows Security" from modern applications. There are no other pre-installed modern applications, there is no Microsoft Store. There are only classic tools from among the service, standard, administrative tools and special features.
There is also no OneDrive, Cortana, game mode. Among the standard tools – all, so to speak, the classics of the genre, there is only a classic system image viewer. It must either be implemented using tweaks, or use a third-party image viewer.
The calculator in 2021 LTSC is also classic. There is Internet Explorer, and the main system browser is Microsoft Edge in the current version.
From the previous release of LTSC 2019, the new LTSC 2021 differs in everything that has enriched Windows 10 since version 1903 (excluding modern applications), and this is:
The appearance of the Microsoft Edge browser;
New features of Windows Defender and other security features;
Adding the Windows Sandbox function;
Adding application control functions;
Improvements for Windows Hello;
Adding privacy settings for the microphone;
The appearance of the reserved storage function of Windows 10.
Delivery: electronic activation key format 25 characters
Number of pcs: 1 pc, 3 pcs, 5 pcs
Interface language: Russian, English
System Bit Depth: x64, x86
Regional binding: The key can be used from anywhere in the world.
Download distributions: After purchase, the download link is sent with the activation key to the mail
|Bit depth||32, 64|
|Key validity period||Lifetime|
|Linking to a Microsoft account||No|
|Regional linking||The key can be used from anywhere in the world|
|Number of PCs||1 pc, 3 pc, 5 pc|
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