Jo22 wrote on 2021-08-31, 23:26:
My sister's older laptop is barely usable anymore, because Windows is constantly doing strange things in the background.
Windows 7/8/10 work fine as long as your hardware isn't crap, and try to keep the configuration as close to default as possible. If you can't change it in the standard configuration dialogs, then it might be a setting that breaks later on you.
If you are running windows 10 on a hard drive rather than an SSD, you are not in for a happy time.
If you try to put windows 7-10 on an Atom or E350 CPU or other miserably slow CPU, then again, you are not in for a happy time.
If you run a whole heap of "optimisers" and other utility software trying to make windows better, again, you will not have a happy time, because all that software tends to break things more than fix things.
Now that isn't to say that Windows 7/8/10 will be your cup of tea, in which case, you are totally within your right to use something else, but I feel a good portion of the people who have trouble with Windows 10 would do a lot better if they just made sure their hardware was up the task and tried to force fewer changes into their configuration.