This is the check-list I go through whenever I install a new machine for personal use.
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I use Windows as my main computer, installed on a Lenovo T450s, now supersded by the T480s, which combines quite good power while still being lightweight, and gives 3 years on-site warranty.
Because I find Windows 10 too unstable nowadays (too many updates, breaking features too often), I opted for the Enterprise LTSB version, which misses WLS (the linux subsystem), but is super sleek and fast.
0. Verify you have an untampered copy
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