I just bought and set up a new PC on my desk. I prefer a desktop computer because I like to have expansion capability. (And for me, a whole lot easier to swap out a dead power supply than in a laptop)... Yeah, I had to do that.) These Solid State hard-drives are awesome for fast and quiet!
Anyway, it's got Windows 10 Pro. I downloaded Chrome and Firefox... then spent time hunting down all the areas where we can disable all the ways Microsoft and Google can keep tabs on where we are and what we're doing. Then downloading sneaky little apps that help keep advertisers outa the machine. I won't use Microsoft edge.
I did notice that this current version comes with Solitaire and a skad of games I will never play. Spent a while kicking out all the bloatware. By the way, if you've never used
Avast Antivirus, especially their Pro version, DON'T! It may be a good product, but if you ever wish to get rid of it... it's a heckuva party. It's everywhere, and it's uninstaller, and other uninstallers won't get it all. Avast also has an avast-cleaner download to help get rid of more of it... but it won't do a complete job. There are still bits and pieces that have to slowly be rooted out of the directory. Even then, if you try to load Malwarebytes or Bitdefender, they won't go because there are still shreds of Avast hanging around somewhere. And, registry cleaner apps are denied access to cleaning those little bits!
By the way, you can turn off Automatic Updates and update the computer at a time of your own choosing. There are also apps you can download for free that turn the Windows 10 interface with all it's blocks and squares, to the more familiar classic start menu.
I haven't had a problem with updates... yet. But, I'd recommend backing up your registry before letting Windows update anything.
There's a thriving aftermarket in Windows 10 tweaks, to make it behave as you want it to.