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Users of all levels are welcome to ask questions about Windows and share their experiences.
Tell us about tools, utilities, configs, tips & tricks that enhance your life with Windows (ReactOS users are also welcome).

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>Choosing, downloading, installing, activating windows/office, useful resources & recommended software infograph (/fwt/ paste)
https://rentry.co/fwt
https://rentry.co/fwtdwnl

>Installing Windows, for retards
https://rentry.co/windows_for_retards

FAQ:
>Which version should I get?
>Where can I get the ISOs?
>What the fuck is an .svf file?
>What does LTSC 2019 have?
>How do I verify the ISOs aren't fake/infected?
>How do I activate Windows?
>How do I change to a different edition post-install?
>How do I disable backported telemetry in 8.1/7?
>What software do you recommend/should I install?
See paste. (your other unmentioned question is probably here, too)

>How do I debloat/debotnet Windows 10 1803-2004?
Offline (pre-installation): Optimize-Offline
Guide: https://rentry.co/mdl-optimize-guide
Online (live installation): privacy.sexy / wpd.app / W10Privacy / privatezilla
Don't mix offline & online tools with each other.

>Do I really need to debloat it?
If you had to ask, then no.

>Can you get the Ryzen scheduler on LTSC 2019?
No. Wait for LTSC 2022, or use SAC (semi-annual channel) editions.

>Can I upgrade to LTSC 2019?
Only from a previous LTSC build(s) w/o doing the upgradematrix hack in paste.

>Is Windows 10 2004/20H2 OK?
Only Education & Enterprise.

>I already run Windows 7, but don't want to clean install?
The non-LTSC installers can upgrade.

>Are homebrew ISOs safe to use (Gen2/Ameliorated)?
Depending on trust&rep, almost never. Most of the time these are unverifiable and unreproducible.

/fwt/ spammer aka staxshill filter (4chanX): https://pastebin.com/F0Trfkfq

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