@jiibus I feel your pain. I had to Nuke and Pave my install on my Gaming Rig with the "Creator's Update" last year. Why? drivers were not loading properly on boot. Even after re-installing them.
Unfortunately, it has been my experience, you can't turn off the auto-update "feature" completely unless you are running Windows 10 Enterprise. Windows 10 Professional allows you to "defer" updates for up to a year, and Windows 10 Home you are basically stuck running the updates as they come.
I agree, this is ridiculous, but I think they did it as a reaction to how security updates where not done by users in the past. A security vulnerability would be found and a patch pushed, but the users refused to update. When their average user would fall victim to the security flaw, they would wine and moan to the tech media saying, "It is Microsoft's fault. They should make security updates mandatory". Now that updates are mandatory, these same idiots are saying, "This is BS that they are forcing updates on me!"
I do not know how many times I have heard from Windows users, "The computer is working fine, I do not need to update." When I bring up the security concerns about not updating, I get told that, "I am a nobody. They only go after blah, blah, blah...." Those are usually the first users who call me to remove malware, and it is always Microsoft's fault. TBH, those are the people who help me to keep beer in the fridge!
@anon71843593 Wouldn't you say they stated to copy Gnome back in the Windows 8 days? Especially when they went from a "Start Menu" to a "Start Screen".
I personally look forward to the day that I can finally Nuke every single one of the Windows installs that I do support for. So far, with the impending demise of Windows 7 support, I have been able to move 7 machines over to Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). That only leaves a Vista machine (I know, kill that install with fire, but the 80 year-old owner of the laptop refuses to let me.) and about 9 more Windows 7 machines.