My advise is to disable all the feature stuff and just get the security updates. As for Windows being windows, my personal tip is to have 2 partitions. The first one will have the OS and nothing else, while the 2nd partition will house all the data, games, media etc...
That way you can reinstall win in 20 min with min downtime, and not have to worry about data loss.
Move your documents and pictures into another folder (don't use the default Downloads, Documents, Pictures folders).