This behaviour drives me nuts although Windows 10 has been pretty reliable on my boxes and hasn't really caused me any issues. This, and have you SEEN how much info Microsoft farms from your PC by default, its SCAREY.
On my personal PC now I have Eve Online, Mumble, Discord, Steam and all my webby stuff running under Linux I only boot up Windows to play Star Wars Battlefront and other games with my son, I took a deep breath and swapped over to Linux for my daily *stuff* and now only update when I wanna
! The rest of the PC's / family are happily Windowsed-up (?) apart from my daughter who is largely unaware that her ChromeOS laptop isn't windows.
If only the steam machine
hadn't died I could have probably dispensed with Windows as they would have ported the other games to SteamOS. I wonder if Valve will try to revive it with a HL 3 release?
Linux is so close to being a drop in replacement for Windows 10 its painful, its just not *quite* there for normos, still need the occasional command line action .... which they won't like
I gotta say though I DO like Windows 10 in tablet mode on my laptop, its really nice for casual browsing.
The latest development with ChromeOS getting access to the Android Appstore
could be the beginning of some real competition for MS though. I am tempted to get one just out of curiosity...
Note : almost entire post is off-topic, sorry, its early .................. MORE COFFEE