windows 10 was dog awful till 1604. onsite we had start menu issues, blue screens, profiles corrupting but 1604 was a solid base. We had similar issues with teh first 1703(?) but 1709 was again solid. We ran with 1709 till 1809 and again 1909 we are currently running H2 upgrades. All these upgrades have been through WSUS and have been pretty painless so far.
we run hundreds of volume license PCs, laptops and windows tablets. We even have a couple of 32bit LTSC tablets on old atom CPUs - these run just fine. We have had NO machines that havent worked, all of our machines run pretty much daily and we would know if you couldnt do most things. Drivers are pretty much "what comes with windows" on almost all the machines - except those with dedicated GFX, those get the manufacturers GFX drivers (probably about 70 or so machines and another 20 laptops). The oldest desktops are optiplex 760 with core 2 duo (4gb RAM and 256SSD), the newest are ryzen 4 laptops and a few 9 series i5 desktops. The bulk are 6 series i5 laptops. All have SSDs. They are tier 1 suppliers (dell, HP etc) as they need to have security modules installed. All of them have full encryption and are quite twitchy if hardware of sometimes software changes - it is easy to get bitlocker to trip if you start messing with UEFI settings. Docking stations can be a bit of a pain due to the network card changes when docked/undocked, there are tools in windows 10 to mitigate this though. We have special USB sticks that are also hardware encrypted, these are fun to pair at times (I work in a nuclear power station, there is quite a bit of security). We have two factor auth with smart cards, laptops usually need a USB card reader, desktops have one in the keyboard.
For us it just works. We get a new machine, add it to the deployment inventory, PXE boot and a domain joined, fully software installed machine comes out the other end (in about an hour). I really dont get why people complain about windows 10, other than the front end it is almost no different to 7 under the bonnet. Evolved yes but pretty much the same. Ive been administering PCs (as a job) since windows for workgroups 3.11. W98ME and vista were the worst desktop OS for me - server os has just improved at every step (2012 was a bit of a shit to manage as you had the silly move to edge start menu 2012R2 solved that though)This comment was edited on Feb 16, 2021, 07:29.
Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.