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    • in reply to: A little bit of light reading for the weekend #2199704
      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      More seriously, how could anyone be so stupid to fall for such a poorly designed scam. And poorly written in non-British English at that. Then there are the items: Windows Live, Micro Soft (two words) and a sum of money far beyond reason as well.

      Many did fall for the “Nigerian” scams.

      Unbelievably it’s true.

      I know one person who fell for it (or rather is falling for it) 2 or 3 years ago and is still sending them money, every month. He also managed to convince at least two other people of this (husband and wife). Together they sent who knows how much money, but I’m pretty sure it’s at least € 60.000/70.000, and it’s still ongoing, no matter how many times they were told it’s a scam.

      One of them was evicted for not paying rent, the other two had to change home because they couldn’t afford their mortgage.

      • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by winoni71.
      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      If you do not have an Enterprise license, then the license you buy is probably not legal. Amazon doesn’t sell illegal licenses but the third-party sellers on Amazon do sell illegal licenses (and for cheap), and the comments may lead you astray.

      Yes, I figured it wasn’t legal for them to sell those licenses, but setting that issue aside, are there any downsides in using that version?

      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      The LTSC version requires an Enterprise license. It is not single-user. Do you have that available to you?

      Yes, I know, I can buy the license key on Amazon in my country for cheap and from the comments I can see that it works without problems.

      I myself do not have any Enterprise license.

      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have waited for multiple reasons to make a new (now needed) build, the current one I made in 2012. The end of Windows 7 support next year seems the right time to do it and so to make the dreaded switch to the abomination that is Windows 10. Switching to Linux is not an option, and I’m not going to delay any more than I have.

      My question is in regards to the LTSC version, which I’m currently trying out on a virtual machine and of which I could easily buy a key.

      Are there any, real, concrete day-to-day downsides in using that version in a home environment?

       

      Thank you.

      in reply to: Patch Lady – this makes me mad #232264
      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      How likely is that point 2 will ever become reality?

      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      Just a thought: If you are working in Italy at the moment, could it be that MS has to work there complying with different rules and regulations imposed by the EU or the Italian authorities

      As far as I know there are no different rules and regulations regarding updates in Italy or the EU. Even though I don’t own a Windows 10 PC, I have used them from time to time, and I’ve never seen any option to disable updates.

      Anytime you have any deferral settings in place that message “some settings are handled” is shown. You may have deferral settings that are holding them back.

      Where would I find these “deferral settings”?

      winoni71
      AskWoody Lounger

      Regarding Windows Updates on Windows 10:

      I haven’t had the displeasure of using Windows 10 on my personal computer, so it’s not something that affects me on a personal level yet, but I have a question regarding the updates.

      I’ve been reading since the birth of 10 that there is no way of taking full control of the updates, even if you stop the Windows Update service, it starts up by itself.

      But on my office PC I see that the updates are not being installed and I have not received any notification about them.

      In the screenshots attached, which are in italian, on the top of the 1st you can read “Some settings are handled by the organization” on the second you can read:

      Disable automatic updates

      Origin: Administrator

      Type: Group criteria

      How would one achieve such a thing?

      Thank you.

      Windows-10-Update-1

      Windows-10-Update-2

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