What OS is the boot and shutdown time compared to ?
But I've actually found it to be faster on boot and shut down, which has taken me by surprise as they've claimed that with every generation since Windows 98 and it's always turned out to be bollocks, but this time they actually gon dunnit.
Well said, sir. Sometimes if something works fine, don't touch it. I can tell from experience that the laptop I'm using right now, which apart from games I use for important stuff such as college reports, works no matter what due to getting as few updates as possible - only the security ones matter (or if a software version reaches EOL).
Windows 10 free upgrade runs out in 22 hours
I have woken up on several occasions in cold sweats after having nightmares of running Windows 10
Am I making a mistake by not taking the free upgrade?
Nah. If you're happy with what you're running, then you've already won. Not everybody needs to upgrade, and I wish Microsoft got that through their head before trying to force people to do so. I tried Windows 10 twice, and both times I've run into issues that were not present on my older OS versions (8.1).