You are absolutely right i3dgear! Windows 10 is so user hostile it wants to force you to do everything the MS way! MS services, MS programs, MS updates... and I didn't mention this in my original post but I think the reason W10 broke my computer after the last major update was because I had said no to every question they asked me as to whether I wanted MS to do this or MS to do that, or use this or that MS service or program!
So I have a theory that built Microsoft programs and services are SO embedded into the OS that if you say no to everything MS, Windows is designed to not work; in effect, saying to you, "Oh yeah? You think you can just snub us?! We'll see about that!" and BAM! POW! Next time you get an update, your computer breaks.
It sure seems that way to me. I'm a long time Windows user and proficient computer user, a power user, and I never had my computer break like it did with W10 after only 5 days of using it!
I highly suggest everyone coming here to read this - people who obviously KNOW how screwed up W10 is! - switch to Linux Mint which is just like Windows only it works and lets you do what YOU want.
The only issue with Linux is that Windows doesn't like to share your computer with it so you may, as I did, have issues with booting up after installing Linux Mint. However the Linux community will help you solve this and once you try Mint - which is FREE! and will never NAG you like Windows does! - you'll never look back.