Windows is much more predictable and less annoying when you remove the bloat and/or tune it to the nth degree.
Once you do that its a heck of a lot more snappy and does less unpredictable/annoying stuff (directory caching is a pet peeve for me on modern versions of windows,.... ends up doing the exact opposite of its purpose more often than not).
I ended up making an iso of a tuned Windows install. Ends up much, much nicer an experience. It really doesn't have to be the experience people like to complain about it you spend the time to fix it to begin with.
Alternatively, and more fitting for an Amiga site, AROS is a similar experience straight out of the box.