@ "You fools just keep paying for it..."
"You fools just keep paying for it whether it works or not. I doubt they care much about how well it works because they continue to make a truck load regardless. Fools.
Stop using it and send a message that they have to start making software (OS) that actually works well and earn their cash for a change."
So tell me did your PC have a Windows code sticker on it when purchased?
You are aware that its practically impossible to buy a complete system without a Windows OEM Pre-installed and part of the cost these days right?
Seriously every PC outlet sells all complete systems with OEM Windows to Joe Public, If you buy a whole system you will pay M$ its that simple. The only way to avoid this is to either build your own system buy the Linux one from Dell's extremely well hidden Linux system's web page.
Face it if your PC has a Windows code stuck on it, you paid already. There is simply no option NOT TO for the relatively IT clueless Joe Public, which is the problem.