Gurm and KM, thank you for the quick responses!
KM: In the next couple days I'll reload windows clean to 1507 and insert the group policy, find an older graphics driver that works on 10, and get ditherig.exe running.
Gurm: From what you said I underetand the security updates will not affect the rendering, so long as the edition is still listed as 1507. That's good to know. I'll update when I get everything running-- probably will take a few days to a week before I get to it. Thanks again!