What is Windows 10 IoT LTSC

MicroTouch Windows devices come pre-loaded with Windows 10 LTSC. This article explains what that is and why it is used

Windows 10 IoT LTSC is a Windows 10 Enterprise OS that is used for purpose built devices, POS, Kiosk, and other such devices. There is very little difference between Standard Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 2019 LTSC, mostly having to do with licensing criteria; purpose built devices vs general purpose  devices; and advanced lock down features.

LTSC = Long Term Service Channel. This calls out the support structure difference between LTSC and Standard Windows. LTSC versions have a 10 year life cycle, and do not force feature updates. 

It is important to note that LTSC licenses do not allow updating to other builds. So, if your license is for build 1809 you cannot update to build 21H2 without purchasing a new license.

MicroTouch IC Series Windows AiO devices ship with Windows 10 IoT 2019 LTSC.

MicroTouch Mach Series Windows AiO devices ship with Windows 10 IoT 2021 LTSC.



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