Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. The move means that thousands, perhaps millions, of machines will get a free copy of Windows 10 even if a license has not been properly acquired. “Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “We believe customers over time will realize the value of properly licensing Windows and we will make it easy for them to move to legitimate copies.”
The bait is set
While I’m happy, my inner pirate is irate.
It is because most PC’s in china are running pirated windows software more so than the pirates in the U.S and Europe.
Windows 7 PC’s also only have one year to upgrade, while windows 8 is an unlimited amount of time.
Well…seems a bit fishy.
I highly doubt that they meant what they said. Maybe some sort of trap?
They’re just trying to take away incentive for people to make non-genuine copies so they make more money. But sadly, that won’t happen.
Why would it be some sort of trap? That makes no sense at all.
That’s the thing. The more convenient it is the less likely someone will steal it. Curious what their real intentions are.