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Microsoft fighting Windows piracy by upgrading pirates to Windows 10

To help fight piracy, Microsoft plans to upgrade pirates to Windows 10
By: Michael Hatamoto | Software News | Posted: Mar 18, 2015 6:26 pm

To help fight piracy in China, Microsoft plans to upgrade users to Windows 10, even if they are currently running a pirated copy of the operating system.




The announcement was made during the WinHEC technology conference in China, where Terry Myerson, OS unit boss at Microsoft, said the company wants to "re-engage" with users.


Software piracy in China has been a major issue for Microsoft and others - with very few effective methods to convince users to purchase legal software. The free upgrade to Windows 10, however, is a major push by Microsoft to make sure its latest OS is installed on millions of PCs and electronics.


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