Microsoft will not offer free Windows 10 upgrade to pirates
It is a bad news for pirates from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft will not offer any free Windows 10 upgrade. Previously it was most exciting feature of Windows 10 upgrade, is that current Windows users will get a free update for the first year. After that for final upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8, required a new license worth only $75. But now news are coming out that the free-upgrade offer does not apply to the users running a pirated version of Windows. As Microsoft previously leaving the door open for pirated copies to get the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft’s executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson in blog post said:
“Microsoft and our OEM partners know that many consumers are unwitting victims of piracy, and with Windows 10, we would like all of our customers to move forward with us together. While our free offer to Windows 10 upgrade will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices. And as we have always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state. In addition, in partnership with some of our valued OEM partners, we are planning very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a Non-Genuine state. Please stay tuned to learn more from our partners on the specifics of their offers.”
By analyzing his statement it is assumed that users having pirated Windows will not get a free windows 10 upgrade. But they might get an offer for discounted license of Windows 10. Microsoft revealed the Windows 10 editions earlier in this week. There are five editions: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education. Microsoft is launching their new Operating System with tagline: “Windows 10 isn’t for all of us, but for each of us.” But by Myerson’s blog post, it seems that Microsoft is backing off its desire to get every user run their device on Windows 10.
Still we are waiting the official launch date of Windows 10. The genuine user of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are waiting for their free Windows 10 upgrade. For more updates about Microsoft Windows 10, stay tuned with us.