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Friday, 20 March 2015 04:32
Pirates can upgrade to Windows 10
Microsoft has given up trying to stop people from pirating Windows. We already knew that Windows 10 was going to be free, but now Terry Myerson has revealed that it will be free to everyone, including people who are running pirated copies of earlier versions of the operating system. Speaking to Reuters the Windows chief said: "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10". The move is an admission that the fight against piracy was a battle Microsoft was never going to win, but the benefits that will be felt extend far beyond just a free copy of Windows. Microsoft later expanded on this by saying: "Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows". We reached out to Microsoft for a further explanation and we were told that while pirated versions of Windows can be upgraded to Windows 10 free of charge, the upgraded operating system will not be supported. Previously, no matter what obstacles Microsoft tried to put in the way of pirates -- from the simple serial numbers through to product activation -- they were all overcome very quickly with "corporate keys" and activation cracks. The problem did not just hit Microsoft's pocket, it also decreased the security of computers around the world. Pirated versions of Windows are often from unreliable sources making it difficult to determine if there is malware lurking in the background. More than this, there was also the fact that pirated versions of Windows were often denied access to Windows Update, leaving systems running such versions of the operating system vulnerable and, by turn, increasing the ease of spreading malware...Ahoy matey, get more detailed information at windows8newsinfo forum.

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