Since Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows/7 (and all earlier versions), we're all now forced to "upgrade" to Windows/10.

Having just done so, I'm finding it even more horrible than I expected. These are just some of the things I have had to do to compensate for the regressions in Win/10 over what worked perfectly well in Win/7:

Doing a little research on dealing with Win/10 has uncovered the following:

Dual-booting Linux with Windows: What you need to know | PCWorld
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How To Stop Windows 10's Spying Ads | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Classic Shell and Start10 banish Windows 10 Live Tiles, bring back Windows 7 look | PCWorld
How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece | PCWorld
How to cure Windows 10's worst headaches | PCWorld
How to turn on System Restore in Windows 10 to protect against bad updates | PCWorld
How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera | PCWorld
How to change Windows 10's default apps | PCWorld
How to customize Windows 10's Start Menu | PCWorld
How to customize the left side of the Windows 10 Start menu | PCWorld
How to disable Windows 10 File Explorer's new Quick Access view | PCWorld
How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems | PCWorld
How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads | PCWorld
How to stop Windows 10 from pestering you with ads
How to turn off Windows 10's keylogger (yes, it still has one) | PCWorld
If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear - The Register
The Windows 10 Security Settings You Need to Know | WIRED
Windows 10 doesn't offer much privacy by default: Here's how to fix it | Ars Technica
Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do - here's how to opt out | BGR
Windows 10 Upgrade: First 5 things to do after Windows 10 download | BGR
Windows 10: How to choose default apps - Liliputing
Windows 10's default privacy settings and controls leave much to be desired | ExtremeTech
Windows 10 Security Settings You Need to Know | WIRED
Windows 10: The best hidden features, tips, and tricks | ExtremeTech
Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks | PCWorld
How to Disable Windows 10 Data Collection
How to manage Windows 10 updates to prevent them from ruining your life
It's time to block Windows Automatic Updating
Microsoft Really Doesn’t Want You to Use a Local Windows Account

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