Here is some information about different win10 editions: https://rentry.co/fwt
tldr: use Pro if you want to login with your personal microsoft account, otherwise use Education(more frequent updates) or LTSC.
Personally I don't care about how my desktop looks, so a simple dwm setup is good enough for me!
But it's always better to look better, right?
I assume you are using X, not wayland.
socks-proxy directive to your openvpn configuration file and you are done.