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I'm going to have to join the "Windows 10 ain't all that bad" brigade despite my inherent dislike for it.
Some thoughts:
I look after quite a few family & friends computers (at least 20 at a rough count), all Win 10 now except for 1 Mac. The only ones where Win 10 has borked, slowed down etc., have been the laptops with mechanical drives. Replacing with an SSD seems to have cured all of them.
My 3 home PCs are all home built with decent hardware (Asus, Crucial, Samsung/Intel SSD, WD etc.) - none of them have ever gone wrong (from an OS point of view); over the last 5 years I have had 1 PSU burn out (it had previously been used for a bitcoin hashing rig, so no surprise there) and 1 4TB SATA disk fail (part of a RAID 6 array) - never have I lost any data nor had a computer fail to start.
I also have linux running on 7 Raspberry Pis and in a remote VM that runs my web site. I think that they have all fallen over at some point, usually during an update. The VM one failed miserably doing that and I had to wipe it and restart from scratch. Even worse VMWare ESXi on the remote server later fell over too during an update (from 5 to 6 IIRC) - that was fun.
Finally, as for trying to use VMs for anything other than simple workstation tasks is a hiding to nowt (as they say up North), all the VM editors maintain that you can get seamless direct access to hardware.. it's a lie! You might be lucky and get USB3 working for slightly faster data transfers than USB2 but forget about DACs, video capture etc. Similarly my DVB-S2 card has remained steadfastly unrecognised by 33 different products. I also have some audio software that won't run on Win10 - I ended up putting it on an old Win 7 laptop rather than struggling with a VM.

OK, so where does that get us? Grin a bear it with Win10, strip out all the excess crud and run it on good hardware.
Sorry for going on so much.

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