I recently built a decent PC, Ryzen 7 2700x, 32GB 3200Mhz RAM, GTX 1070Ti, etc. It wasn't top of the line by any means but by all means good enough to least a few years. My first problem was having an unsupported CPU for my motherboard which was totally my fault for being a tard and not buying a better motherboard. I solved that by buying a shitty cpu off jewbay, updating the bios and installed Linux mint as Windows 7 wouldn't accept usb input during the installation process but whatever, the PC was up and running.
I longed for PC gaming so I bought a PS/2 keyboard off jewbay and when it arrived I excitedly put in my copy of Windows 7 Home Edition only to discover that it's hard limited to accepting 16GB of RAM. It sees the full 32GB no problem but decided that no home user could possibly want more than 16GB so fuck me up my virgin butthole for wanting more. This was unacceptable. I didn't buy this rig to get raped by software and linux being shit for gaming I needed to suck on the teet of the devil and have windows on here. Reluctantly I decided it was time to go windows 10 and hopefully uncuck it's telemetry and whatnot later on.
Windows 10 installed smoothly, in fact I was able to use my mouse during the installation and everything seemingly worked from the get go. I have to admit I pirated my version but everything was working perfectly. It showed up as genuine, the updates (6GB to fucking begin with wtf) all installed at first and my games ran flawlessly. I then rebooted the computer and a second lot of updates wanted installing. I figure fuck it, it's just windows being windows and install them anyway. All of a sudden my pc is broken. I don't mean that a simple reinstall of windows and it's all good broken either, I mean broken broken. Everything crashes, I can't load up any games and even all the windows updates are failing. I reinstalled windows 10 three or four times trying to get it working but it always fails, always wants 6+ gigs of updates from the get go and fails every time without fail anyway. I hated windows 10 but now 'm resolute in my decision to go back to windows 7.
Instead of going back to the home edition I pirate a copy of professional as it at least lets me use my full 32GB of RAM. All goes well until it's time to update and it again becomes a broken piece of shit. I had to learn about going into diskpart as formatting alone didn't clean all the filth from windows 10 off but because I didn't look into too much and didn't know how to convert mbr and cbt drives from one to the other I had to install windows to a second drive, convert it in windows and then reinstall windows again to the SSD. This caused it to want to dual boot and choose which one it wanted to do until I cleaned the second drive. All good right? Nah I went full retard and decided to do a windows update. Queue everything going to shit again with games closing for no reason, waterfox constantly crashing and the worst offender is that games would no longer even install. I kept getting ISDone.dll saying unarc.dll couldn't extract the files. I found out it was mostly a paging file issue but everything still crashed so I decided fuck it, time to go legit and bought a copy of windows 7 ultimate which was fucking difficult to say to the least. The constant push to windows 10 is relentless...
So I get myself a copy of win7 ultimate, fire it up and get it installed. I see my 32gb of ram, it's not sooking about my cpu being unsupported and cutting of windows updates, my games are installing, etc. I start praising the PC gods thinking my troubles are over and do a windows update. 54 succeed, 159 fail. 159 FUCKING FAIL and then my pc gets in a fucking boot loop that absolutely nothing will solve. I literally couldn't even reinstall windows as it kept erroring out. Thankfully I was able to SHIFT + F10 to bring up cmd and use diskpart to clean the drive which got windows on it again but it's been a steaming pile of shit since. Apps that worked previously are crashing for no reason, windows updates are telling me to go fuck myself and try to reinstall old updates that killed the computer, etc.
In the end I've had this computer for around two weeks and have installed windows and it's updates at least 25 times. The software is utterly broken and even when going legit there's no fucking hope whatsoever of it working. The worst thing about it all isn't that I paid for a legit second copy of windows but the fact I'm currently awaiting a wired internet connection to be hooked up to this place and it's costing me around $5 per gig for data. Microsoft have raped my wallet and soul multiple times over this and will never see another cent out of me again. I'm going back to linux and will learn how to get my games working and whatever ones don't I'll simply live without. I hope their push for diversity in the workplace returns the favor in the meantime or at least 25 years from now I can testify as to how butt hurt they've made me and get someone fired over it.
Sorry for the rant, I needed to get that off my chest. On a related note though if any of you have any recommendations on how to get windows games running smoothly on linux I'd really love any info you could give me as it was being a cunt to me as well. Not windows level cuntish, but it wasn't playing nice all the same and some apps like vlc were shit compared to the windows versions which I'd like to port over too.