Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10

Reuters: Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software.

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Jrmy842084d ago

Here's an update on where Microsoft stands on this issue, as stated earlier in comments on here about this subject.

"We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible. With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. Non-Genuine Windows is not published by Microsoft. It is not properly licensed, or supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner. If a device was considered non-genuine or mis-licensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mis-licensed after the upgrade". So there you have it, if you have a pirated version of windows and upgrade it you don't get a genuine license to Windows 10 and your newly upgraded version stays non-genuine.

jairusmonillas2084d ago

It's not free upgrade, It's just 1 year so basically you still need to pay. I doubt they would even upgrade cause they are probably using a forever free OS. lol.