Although the thread title looks like "flame bait", I will relate my experiences over the weekend: My wife was away for the day, so I had a block of "playing time". I had a spare hd, and a Windows 7 install dvd that had been laying around for a couple of years. So I thought "why not?". I partitioned the hd to ntfs, and started the install (lenovo thinkpad). Finished, did the MS registration thing, and started Windows Updater. Choose the automatic mode. Rebooted, and low and behold: Windows Update process was hosed. Okay, back to square one...dd'd the first couple of sectors of the hd, and re-installed. Did windows update again, this time choosing Custom mode. Was careful about what I updated. Rebooted, and Surprise! hosed again. Looked around with a web search to find which update was screwing the works. Tried a few FixIt's..still no joy.
I stopped to make a pot of coffee, and while it was brewing, I looked at the borked laptop and longed for the utility and simplicity of aptitude, app-get and synaptic. I then turned darn thing off, and went back to playing with Linux. I will say this: I used DOS 3.1 all the way to DOS 6.2; Win 3.1, Win 95, Win 98, XP, and Vista. Each edition seemed to be more buggy/unusable than the last, with the possible exception of DOS 6.2. Will I ever use Win 7, Win 8, or Win 10? Not in this lifetime. They are not worth the effort. Not even if Win 10 were free; not worth my time.