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Microsoft clarifies free upgrade scheme to Windows 10

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Mar 22, 2015 )    |    Computing, Technology


Microsoft considers upgrading all systems with Windows 7 and Windows 8.x installed to the new Windows 10 operating system which will due later this year. Reuters reported earlier that irregardless of the OS state either genuine or not, Microsoft would still upgrade those system into the new operating system which raise a bit of confusion and misunderstanding among users.

Now Microsoft sets to clarify some things up but saying that though users with pirated copies of the Microsoft’s OS are still eligible for the upgrade, still that doesn’t mean that their system will be provided with legitimate keys to make their system genuine. If the current system is running a pirated copy of the OS, after the upgrade, it would still be that way and the only way to make such system as genuine would be to purchase a legitimate product key from Microsoft to activate Windows 10.

With that point of clarification, Microsoft debunks early assumption that the company would be playing cool on piracy as the company’s stand and policy against piracy hasn’t change a bit and still in effect.

“We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible,” a Microsoft statement notes. “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.”

Microsoft will deliver Windows 10 in a number of devices including the desktop, notebooks, POS systems, tablets and smartphones. Windows 10 would be Microsoft’s most diverse operating system when it will finally become available later this year in 190 countries around the globe.

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