So just that, I had a VM of windows 10 setup so I could still use the software I had pirated from years ago and after the recent update it no longer works, before it would just say there was potentially malicious software. Also the external drive that has a backup of these files is no longer recognized by windows as well.
I can now see what they were referring to when they said, "unauthorized hardware".
Also the difference between google tracking your information and microsoft, google never stopped you from downloading the anarchist cookbook or pirated software.
This doesn't even make sense. what does your hardware used to run on a virtual machine have to do with your pirated software not working? if you pirated your software expect there to be issues. and the thing is Microsoft said very clearly that stuff like this is going to be enforced.. if you didn't read the fine print, whose fault is that? you're the one who agreed to to the EULA. now i can hear the argument coming, 'well they shouldn't be watching what software we have..' and you're probably right. but similarly you shouldn't have pirated the software either. it's realistically a double edged sword.
if the system deems it's malicious. then there is something that causes that. in your case you're using illegally downloaded software. no one is at fault but you.
it's no different than getting mad at Microsoft cause you caught a virus on your PC like they were the ones who put it on your system.
I've been using the software almost daily, when you use something that often and that long you become intimate with its timings. Also works fine on fresh install of both windows 10 and 7, external as well. I can go from it not working on one vm, unplug and switch vm and poof it works and says malicious files were found just like it used to, then updates happen and it stops working. vm's are the bestest. I'm just going to run it under 7 and disable updates and internet access I just felt like I had to share.
Chances are your 'software' had some files removed which windows flagged as bad, commonly DLL files which are used to execute these kinds of things. You might want to check your systems/virus logs to see if anything got flagged.