Coping with Windows 10 - Replace it with Ubuntu 17.04
I look after a Community computer room, and often get asked for help from struggling users who got upgraded from Windows 7 etc to Windows 10.
Trashed Data often has occurred. I don't attempted to repair the OS as its vastly inferior to any Ubuntu which I regard as a professional product.. Which cannot, in my view, be said on most of Microsoft's offering on Desktop PCs .
One of the methods I use is to remove the Disc out of the desktop PC or Laptop. use GP Parted to wipe the hard disc, create a partition and format it to NTFS using all of the discs capacity.
Put is back the computer. Put an installation disc in the dvd player or memory stick and find a way of booting from it and install Ubuntu 17.04 which is available 13th April. Its worth the wait !
Note its free of charge !!!
Professional operating systems all use a mostly Unix variant. aka Solaris, BSD Linux.
In my opinion Microsoft won't be offering Desktop/Laptop OSs within 3 years, so so might as well get started now. With Microsoft out of the way computer operating systems choice is Linux or Apple Macs (its core is BSD) , hopefully companys will stall installing that retuned and offer that for sale.
Others may disagree with me, but very few who met some of the grimmer aspects of Windows 10 !
I upgrade one or two computers a month for those who ask for help in the community I support free of charge.
Sad for those who must have software that only run on Windows. Buy a second hand Windows 7 box and turn updates off as every so often one o9f the updates may well be toxic.
As an engineer I like stuff that just works.