If you don't know the history of Sony with regard to rootkits and malware then I can't help you.
I just find it odd that you complain so bitterly about Microsoft's upfront data collection and say the only reason that you use Windows is to run software by Sony, who have a far darker record in this field.
I know the history and I hope that Sony have learnt something from it, and I did not ask you to help me.
MS is only upfront about what they want us to know and then they stick it in a load of small print.
I found out yesterday that Windows 8 and Windows 10 encrypts the drives and stick the key up in the cloud, I wonder how up front they were about that.,
Thankfully it only happens if you keep your computer logged into a Ms account.
I have no problem with privacy in Sony vegas.
Anyway, video editing in Linux
Desktop machine now powered by windows 8 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro and Linux , laptop by Linux