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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

Michael Hatamoto | Mar 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm CDT (0 mins, 32 secs time to read)

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.

Microsoft fighting Windows piracy by upgrading pirates to Windows 10 | TweakTown.com

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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