I have never got beyond Windows XP which was pre-loaded on a couple of PCs I have.
The only thing I ever do with it is occasionally play certain games (eg Portal) and test a a couple of websites I have. I more often boot it just to check that it does still boot after I have messed around with GRUB or installed a new distro.
But when I am in Windows I am paranoid about malware and hackers, and I disconnect it from the internet as soon as possible.
After first booting XP there are any number of pop-ups nagging me to update an anti-virus app (I did not even know I had), let it remove "disused" desktop icons (I did not know any are "disused", or what counts as "disused"), get updates that are supposed to be "ready" for me (despite my being off-line) and so on, and even when I dismiss these things they pop up again within seconds, several times over. It is like Whackamole.
I do not have a clue whether these things are a good idea or just scams to get me to load [more?] malware, and I cannot be bothered to find out. My Windows still works, and I don't keep anything important on the Windows partition.
I hate the Windows experience.
Unsolved mysteries of the Universe, No 13 :-
How many remakes of Anna Karenina does the World need?