Hi Douglas, my name is Steve.
I hear you. After upgrading one computer to Windows 10, I've kept all my other computers on Windows 7 and will do that until 2020 when support expires for the product.
I just wanted to let you know that this is a support site called "JustAnswer." You're not reaching Microsoft here,so your comments are falling on deaf ears. I would recommend that you write or send an email to Microsoft customer service directly so that your comments reach them. You would use this website if you still needed help with the build because you still can't get it to work. Personally, it sounds like you got some bad advice about what you needed to do to get your computer to work.
In terms of contacting Microsoft, in my experience, in this day of electronic communication, a good old-fashioned pen and paper letter sent to an executive at Microsoft would get the most attention and a guaranteed response.Their address is "Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA###-##-####" Alternatively, you could try to contact the support people at Microsoft who might or might not pass your information along to someone else. It's really tricky to find a phone number you can call to speak to an actual person there, but if you happen to have a disability, you can call the support desk for people with disabilities at 1-***-***-****.
I hope this helps you. I just didn't want you to think your comments were being directed to Microsoft when they weren't, and it's important that the company hears from disgruntled customers so it can fix these things going forward.
Have a great day!