I have been running Win 7 Ulti since it came out and never had problems, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel for win 7 and it seems like its a good time to upgrade. I mostly edit video, use lightroom,photoshop, premiere, etc. Games with steam on occasion. MatLab/Solidworks/CATIA aslo. For the past 2 hours I've been reading up FAQ threads, activation threads, custom setups, scripts to remove telemetry, etc. The list of tweaks and fixes you have to do to Win 10 looks immense. I find myself a bit lost in all the options honestly. Evidently, almost every user has it's own preference. I'd like a ''no bloat'' version. Don't plan to use edge or cortana or any of the Ms store or apps (unless removing them creates problems ?) I'd also like to keep my privacy realistically talking. You can get 10 Pro, then run a bunch of scripts and software to block telemetry. O&O shutup 10 seems recommended ? You seem to have to re-run the scripts after every microsoft update ? or is that just the big bi-annual ones ? Use MSMG to disable all features and unwanted apps on 10 Pro before install, but you still have to run scripts and software after ? Enterprise looks good too, but software and scripts need to be run also ? Do I lose needed features as a gamer ? There's also Enterprise LTSB 2016 which seems like a good barebones version, but I've seen threads where people have driver compatibility issues ? I am sorry for the block of text and if these questions have been asked before, but catching up to all the new info since 2012 is crazy.