Can you tell us about the modern Windows of the man who for 10 years did not use them?

It turned out that the last 10 years I worked mostly with Linux. Also do not know how and what is happening in the Windows world in terms of the CIS. Yes, I now about the specifics of working with cracked software. Below are specific questions. But it would be cool if you just write, what do you think has changed since the days of Windows XP for system administrator who need to support computers small businesses and to do emergency computer help. And here's the specific questions:

1) the Truth is that almost no one uses cracked versions of Windows because no normal activators that do not fly once a month?
2) are There any activators for Windows 7+ that can be run once and the activation is not fly off?
3) Seven is still relevant?
4) On very weak computers can be roll XP, at least https sites opened?
5) What is now the current version of office? Whether there were alternatives to Microsoft office?
6) What version of Windows are best in terms of set and forget by 3?
7) Eight to ten still updated automatically if you do not configure the firewall?
8) What versions of Windows retain maximum functionality without activating?
9) what version of Windows is now the best driver, especially if the Park of computer equipment includes printers from 2005 to 2015 release?
10) Windows PE and ERD commander still exist?
11) What's the best LiveCD-Assembly, which has Windows, Acronis and other system utilities?
12) That Victoria is now used for test drives?
13) the DOS program from the Assembly of type Hiren's boot cd can do anything on the gland 2017+ issue?
14) Modern versions of Windows do not require sata drivers to install on some new laptop?
15) Modern versions of windows support booting without UEFI?
16) Windows 10 out only the packs and not regular updates, you can choose to install or not to choose?
17) Can we make the start menu like in windows xp in windows 8+?
18) what is the difference between programs and apps in Windows 8+?
19) since what version of Windows you can write scripts for PowerShell on the basis that PowerShell will be in the standard delivery? Warez build where all the extra cut doesn't count.
20) the same question about .net - what version of windows he is in the standard delivery and is there any?
21) do I Need any special settings for the SSD if Windows 8+?
22) now is used to automatically install drivers with a minimum of spyware?
23) Safe mode still? What is he like?
24) Drives encrypted with standard encryption tool Windows can be accessed through some kind of LiveCD?
25) DOS apps like Turbo Pascal 7.0 are still supported on windows 8+?
26) the Truth is that cracked photoshop can be put only the old versions, because new moved to a cloud subscription?
June 3rd 19 at 19:23
5 answers
June 3rd 19 at 19:25
1) the Truth is that almost no one uses cracked versions of Windows because no normal activators that do not fly once a month?

At work everything has to be licensed.

2) are There any activators for Windows 7+ that can be run once and the activation is not fly off?
Are, fully.

3) Seven is still relevant?
Yes. But there are performance problems on new hard drives - something that is not supported. For example 4kn drives the full works starting with 8s, a 7-ke is still through emulation 512байтных sectors.

4) On very weak computers can be roll XP so at least https sites opened?
. But under XP fresh software (browsers) are almost there.

5) What is now the current version of office? Whether there were alternatives to Microsoft office?
Open Office is starting to spread if you are not an advanced user Excel and PowerPoint. But yeah, MS Office is yet unsurpassed. On the other hand, if you don't need advanced Excel, instead of opeoffice - google docs

6) What version of Windows are best in terms of set and forget by 3?
7, 10

7) Eight to ten still updated automatically if you do not configure the firewall?
like gone, but here I will not prompt.

8) What versions of Windows retain maximum functionality without activating?
XS.. Is it so difficult to buy a single Windows? Most laptops comes with a preinstalled license.

9) what version of Windows is now the best driver, especially if the Park of computer equipment includes printers from 2005 to 2015 release?
Starting with seven in principle, the problem driver is found less and less. But it's a specific printer, not the version of Windows.

10) Windows PE and ERD commander still exist?
Yes.

11) What's the best LiveCD-Assembly, which has Windows, Acronis and other system utilities?

12) That Victoria is now used for test drives?
Victoria is still approx. But in fact, CrystalDiskInfo, because the SSD =)

13) the DOS program from the Assembly of type Hiren's boot cd can do anything on the gland 2017+ issue?
Yes, but why.

14) Modern versions of Windows do not require sata drivers to install on some new laptop?
Since 7 key, all good

15) Modern versions of windows support booting without UEFI?
Since 7 key, all good. But if talking about laptops, there can be exceptions.

16) Windows 10 out only the packs and not regular updates, you can choose to install or not to choose?
Something like that.

17) Can we make the start menu like in windows xp in windows 8+ ?
Windows 8.1, in the top ten anymore.

18) what is the difference between programs and apps in Windows 8+ ?
The presence icons for tablet mode

19) since what version of Windows you can write scripts for PowerShell on the basis that PowerShell will be in the standard delivery? Warez build where all the extra cut doesn't count.
Like starting with XP

20) the same question about .net - what version of windows he is in the standard delivery and is there any?
.net in all NT versions such as they were, just different versions.

21) do I Need any special settings for the SSD if Windows 8+ ?
No

22) now is used to automatically install drivers with a minimum of spyware?

23) Safe mode still? What is he like?
The same.

24) Drives encrypted with standard encryption tool Windows can be accessed through some kind of LiveCD?
Never was

25) DOS apps like Turbo Pascal 7.0 are still supported on windows 8+ ?
On windows8 supported VirtualBox and DOSBox

26) the Truth is that cracked photoshop can be put only the old versions, because new moved to a cloud subscription?
PS3 normal version. In General, about cracks easier forums to ask and on the torrent to see.
in 7-ke is still through emulation 512байтных sectors

It's not emulation!
Advanced format or 512E (the physical sector size of 4 KB, the size of the logical 512 bytes)
- Lurline commented on June 3rd 19 at 19:28
June 3rd 19 at 19:27
1) 2) - there is a kms emulator, which in theory will not fall off. Is set as local service, and the Windows to it knocking over a network for activation.
3) 7-ka - the successor to XP relevance.
6) 7, 10 (here in two ways).
9) Some drivers from Vista would get up at 7 and worked successfully. May be on the top 10 stand.
10) Esessno. First Preinstallation environment (runtime installer), which will exist as long as windows exist in principle. The second part of the official Toolkit MSDaRT
14) anything can Happen. 7-ke, esessno, we need a new driver. 10ke (maybe 8ке?) probably won't need.
15) Yes.
16) Win10 comes as a service. To choose what to install in principle impossible.
17) to Update win8 to win8.1, for 7/10 are out of date (though there are differences, in comparison with XP).
18) There is a desktop app, and have UWP
23) All the same as in xp. + have a Recovery Mode (a separate mode with the original disk is put together with the system available when booting from the distribution, often to cope with problems starting (broken filesystem, broken loader, etc.), without the direct involvement (except for the fact launch, and if installed locally, if the boot loader recognized an incorrect shutdown of the system, - start volunteer force (win7): 30 seconds of countdown to launch, with the ability to return to normal boot or go into safe mode or force (win10, maybe win8?)).
25) In the x86 versions (not sure win10) is scanty emulation of dos, as in xp. In x64, not in principle, because the processor cannot fail x64 in v8086. Costs dosbox.

But it would be cool if you just write, what do you think has changed since the days of Windows XP for system administrator who need to support computers small businesses and to do emergency computer help.

Overall, 7ka (and beyond) is much more tenacious, even with rough handling. UAC is a useful thing. It is advisable to explain to the user that this window is popping up for a reason. And, in principle, try to avoid uchetok admin without a password. In General, is fundamentally nothing new/revolutionary, not invented, but the old places pulled.
June 3rd 19 at 19:29
1)not True, all is activated. Most people use cracked, and although a lot of license was because the store was preinstalled with Windows buy.
2) Yes.
3) Seven current and did not seem to intend to take the position.
4) Possible, but with the sites to work seven need and most importantly-powerful computer. A weak PC is not for Internet.
5) Yes, any. Unless having the old one will be inconvenient to open documents made in the new.
6) 7-8
7) Nothing until ten is not updated automatically.
8) H. Z. I have not tried.
9) the Drivers depend on iron - on fresh iron can cause problems with search of drivers on seven and eight. And old printers are another problem - they have no drivers for 64bit systems.
10) Yes.
11) Own.
12) why do they test? Monitoring SMART - enough.
13) Who knows what's behind the program.
14) No. And is it required?
15) Yes
16) No choice of what to put, just a big problem with stating when you can bet and whether to bet. Maybe will restart when it needs to, and do not care that you work there. Well, to recover the programs after the upgrade - this is normal. And updates daily.
17) Possible, but why? And so quite normal.
18) the Question is not clear
19) PowerShell first develops, in the second supply depends on the version of Windows. It is not clear what is standard supply.
20) cm 19
21) No.
22) Jump in the drivers from the manufacturer's website and installing is the only way, at all times, so it was. Although the latest systems are a well-pull driver.
23)What he was, so he stayed.
24) Open without problems. To decrypt without the key - way.
25)Not tried, is unlikely to x64.
26) the Lie
June 3rd 19 at 19:31
11) I Sagittarius Assembly like. Here IMHO.
And the rest is painted already.
June 3rd 19 at 19:33
Will complement the previous answers.
5. The latest version of LibreOffice (5.x) got rid of its main drawback - too long start, and was quite usable (including from the point of view of compatibility with MS Office). I read that in some places it is used in public sector institutions.
8. Windows 8 Starter and Windows Starter 10.
11. This, of course, vkusovschina, but personally I prefer MultiBoot, it contains utilities package 2k10 (there are several hundred). Very good Assembly, Sergei Strelets.
13. Can since hardware compatibility will not go away. By the way, your favorite Hiren's boot cd also will not go away (recently released version based on Windows PE 10), but now it is not supported by the original author.
15. Yes, but... to install Win10 on a drive formatted MBR is a bit more complicated - it is a beast.

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