I feel your pain, bit I think you know the answer to your problem. Ditch Windows, it's insecure and riddled with malware.
My sons just started secondary school here in the UK, and I am pleased to learn that coding, raspberry pi's and Linux are all on the syllabus. Only issue is as he has been having Linux from birth he will probably know more than the teacher.
We run as many Linux servers as we can at work, and you won't find a windows terminal in our it department. All windows updates are rolled out to MS servers and workstations via ZenWorks patch management, so we don't get the painfully 2 day 300 update process on our Windows 7 boxes.
When you see the day to day stuff most people use PC for at home, browsing social media, reading news, sending email and producing documents and (poorly conceived) spreadsheets then you realise that they don't need windows for that. Linux could serve them well.