I am a very old school computer techie currently using Win7. Hence, I am concerned about things like privacy, security, and inefficiency on Win 10/11/12. Also, intrusive ads. Can MS be kept at arms length with the newer OSs with enough reconfiguration? Is there enough advantage to use Win11 or to wait for Win12?
I was forced to "upgrade" to win 10 due to a new pc build in 2019, it works pretty good after some tweaking, I'd avoid win 11 it's still beta and has a lot more privacy concerns.
The one thing I hate is MS keeps trying push win 11 on me but I found a registry tweak to block it.
Try 10, I think you can make it work for you.