"The software may collect information about you and your use of the software, and send that to Microsoft."
Windows 7 is actually pretty damn good.
It was. Beginning in Feb., the updates made it unstable and caused application to not open. I had to remove the updates and disable updating, so security took a hit.
I ended up removing Windows 7 from my desktop and laptop and installing Linux Mint 18, Cinnamon edition on them. I haven't regretted it one second.