Remember the Microsoft’s promise for upgrading pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 Windows 10 for free? The software maker has finally made its clear clarification on that today; users running non-genuine copies of Windows will have to pay for the upgrade. Or else won’t be getting a free Windows 10 upgrade into your PC. More details on this backtrack can be checked right after this jump.
Earlier this year, the Redmond-based software giant has officially stated that its initiative will be honored on both the genuine and pirated users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and WP 8.1 with a free upgrade to Windows 10 during the first year since its released. Now, it has taken its owrd back, and wonder why Microsoft took all this time to make this one detail as clear as it should have been in the first place, especially considering that the target of audiance includes non-genuine Windows users as well. Given some reign suspicions, Microsoft has finally spoken: “While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices, and as we’ve always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state.”
Clarified and admitted as like this? The so-called upgrade for pirated copies of Windows is explained by the team at Microsoft as one where:
“in partnership with some of our valued OEM partners, we are planning very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a Non-Genuine state.”
On the toe, which either means that they’ll allow non-genuine Windows users upgrade to Windows 10 final, but again will be getting a watermark as a reminder – telling them that it’s not genuine, take on enveloping the pirated Windows users into Windows 10 fold without charging them a dime.
According to Reuters by Terry Myerson where the Windows chief said: “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” with the whole free upgrade hype on the Internet’s been abuzz. A statement by Microsoft spokesperson suggesting that: “anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows,” only added to that promostion. As a whole, the free Windows 10 upgrade they receive won’t be genuine anymore.
Either way they could be offered a chance to shift to a genuine version of Windows 10 at a price pay. In reaction tothis development, Microsoft issued a clarification that it will allow pirated Windows users to upgrade, but in order to go official, need to purchase it still, which had us assuming that this free upgrade could be cutting back on some apps or functions to entice the users into upgrading to an official copy.