It was the first result when I looked for does Windows block pirated software because I was browsing around cons for it on YT.
>They used to call them demos or shareware.
Which literally doesn't exist anymore for like 95% of all cases. Every once in awhile there's a free weekend for the rare game but that is not common.
Did you not just see what I said to Russia about piracy? No, I don't. The only two I think I even have installed are Plague Inc. because I already bought it for mobile and I'm not paying a second time to play on desktop, and. I'm trying to think. Oh, Cryostasis and Prey (2006) I still have because I literally can't buy them anywhere on Steam or GOG last I checked. Oh and also I played Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3 because see my previous point about willingly giving EA your money. I know I deleted DS3 because it was shit and I probably dumped ME3 too. Otherwise no I literally only pirate games when I am testing them and in the case of the vast majority it's 4x games which I've already said here before I can't use the Steam refund thing because 2 hours is literally not enough time in that genre to determine it's a steaming pile of dogshit or not. In those cases like most particularly Stellaris which was profoundly underwhelming and MoO3 I promptly deleted them after playing several hours because I didn't want them wasting my disk space.
I think the only two or three big exceptions to the aforementioned was Fallout 3, which I forget why I pirated it initially but it did indeed strike me as being not that great to such an extent I erased it after playing the part with the fire ants where I literally felt like I was playing a shitty indie shovelware game, and Vampyr and Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2; in the latter two cases that was purely because I have an old rig and I wanted to figure out if it would even run. In the case of BFGA 2 it actually did surprisingly enough and so I've since bought it, and I thought Vampyr was quite shit but like a bad lover I've since forgotten everything that pissed me off about it and so it's back on my wishlist at GOG where I'll probably buy it the next time it's on sale.
Really I have no freaking idea why you're shilling and making apologetics so hard for Microsoft right now.
>if you can't afford to pay MS to use Windows 7 in the cloud you have no reason to use Windows 7
I don't even know what that means and aside from the fact I already said I'd be willing to buy a win7 key if I had to despite the fact I still maintain there's no reason anyone should ever be forced to pay for an OS that's since become obsolete and lost all support QQ more for Bill Gates I'm sure he's deeply wounded some poor person doesn't want to give him money
it's also already been well established how much of a completely moot point it is because I've only recently just discovered that Zen architecture does not support anything beyond win10 anyway which means that I'd actually be the proud owner of over $500 worth of brickware until I managed to offload it at a steep loss to myself on craigslist while trying to find a completely new build to work off of which I am not fucking going to do at this point.
I will ask however just why in the fucking hell win10 digital product key is ten dollars more expensive on newegg than the actual physical copy. Like what the hell why? I should probably have my PSU and any other paraphanelia either tomorrow or the day after, probably Friday at the absolute latest, which means I'm not gonna be in the mood to wait around for an additional week or so waiting for them to ship me Windows 10 in hard copy (which to be frank I probably should be doing anyway for various reasons it's just I'm dragging my feet on it because I hate
the idea of not only having the godforsaken operating system whose guts I'm immediately going to be trying to rip out like if I can find a way to permanently erase windows store and Cortana and hoping I can actually try to find a way to activate the thing through non-rootkitted tier means with some serial I find online before actually paying for it, but on the flipside it likely would not actually matter because I'm busy all damn week and won't have the time and energy to deal with that which is going to probably get pushed off into next week anyway because I'm possibly going to be bench testing shit and trying to get things sorted out in UEFI and BIOS long after I already would've gotten win10 in the mail)
Seriously I'm so damn curious now why the hell you're running to defense of Windows 10 at this point. I have not even heard one single thing anybody's ever said about it being great so far in all the years since it's release yet I've heard nothing but nonstop bitching about it since then including the classic of going to steam forums and reviews and there's always going to be somebody running Windows 10 bitching about how he can't get it to work on his system. I never see that with Windows 7. It sounds like a horrible half measure between the shit of win8 with even more added bloatware, privacy intrusion, infuriating "features" not to mention the fucking fact that you
can't even turn off the fucking updates and Microsoft actually has the GALL to literally extort you out of another hundred dollars of your hard earned money if you want to be able to prevent windows from shutting your system down all the time.
So for you to even bring up these security holes when the entire operating system of Windows 10 home edition itself is literally ransomware I find to be quite rich.
oh nevermind it looks like they finally fixed it...as recently as last yearhttps://www.howtogeek.com/410183/microsoft-abandons-windows-10s-forced-updates/
The fact this is even a big deal tells me everything that I needed to know about that OS quite frankly.