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Nevermind... No free Microsoft Windows 10 upgrades for pirates

Well, Internet pirates won't get a free upgrade to Windows 10
By: Michael Hatamoto | Software News | Posted: May 16, 2015 5:52 pm

After unveiling different "editions" of its upcoming Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft has also discussed genuine vs. non-genuine Windows installations. Genuine users will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 that also includes security updates for the device's lifetime - but pirates won't receive the same feature.

 

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"When we can't verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user," Microsoft said in a blog post. "If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device."

 

Instead, Microsoft will try to convince users running pirated copies of different "attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers" to switch to Genuine.

NEWS SOURCES:Blogs.windows.com, I.huffpost.com

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