Windows 10 to be a free upgrade even for non-genuine users

In an unprecedented move by Microsoft, Windows 10 will a free upgrade even for users running illegitimate copies of previous versions of Windows, said Microsoft VP of Operating Systems Terry Myerson in an interview with Reuters. Myerson’s exact statement was:

“We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10.”

The announcement had also been made at the 2015 Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) conference in Shenzen, China. Reuters wrote that three-quarters of all PC software in China is unlicensed, and this new announcement is part of an effort to “re-engage” with users in China who have pirated past versions of Windows. These “qualified” non-genuine PCs are likely those running pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8, which are the two operating systems which will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 up to a year after its launch.

DON’T MISS:  Ryzen 5 Information Has Been Released

This development is only one of a recent series of radical moves by Microsoft, which includes the original announcement that the upgrade to Windows 10 would be free for Windows 7 and 8 users, as well as the announcement that the Internet Explorer brand would be ended and replaced with a new browser, currently code-named Project Spartan.

 

 

Share Your Thoughts!

comments

The Machine Father
The Machine Father
It is said that the Machine Father was born when his mother swallowed a microcontroller by accident while pregnant. The reality is that he just loves to game, and learned about computers along the way.
Recommended
Recommended
Miles Teller who will be playing Reed Richards aka Mr.…