I have a system that will be unattended and unreachable, which has to run a windows system (7+). The operation is that it will start-up, perform an operation, and then switch-off again (as in no power) for a number of cycles (around 100). It will have to boot everytime, and it has to do so without waiting for a user interaction.
What version of Windows is the right one for this? I've looked into Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, but a) it seems just a windows 10 pro with a different license and b) it seems to be not so easy to buy such a license. So my current preferred version is a normal Windows 10 Pro.
I've found that you can disable automatic repair, which I am not sure is a good thing. I would just like to make the repair non-interactive.
How I would have done this on linux would have been with a read-only boot partition, so that e.g. switching off the power without shutting down doesn't create any damage in the filesystem.
To summarise my question:
- What is the edition of Windows most suited for this?
- What configuration options should I consider to make the boot process as reliable as possible in the sense that it requires no user-interaction?