Pirates get to upgrade to Windows 10 for free but there will be limitations

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In a recent interview report from Reuters, Microsoft chief Terry Myerson states that the company will be upgrading all qualified PCs genuine or not to the latest Windows 10.

The rather surprising move means that probably millions will get a free upgrade even though they did not purchase a license previously. Microsoft has been fighting a long war on software piracy, but pirates have always managed to successfully cracked the activation or license requirements.

Microsoft still hopes that non-licensed Windows users will eventually pay, since they might not be able to receive optional updates and benefits and at nearly every hour the desktop turns black informing users that their copy isn’t genuine. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the details, but they are likely to place more limitations such as a trial period or an offer to acquire a genuine license.

Windows 10 Technical Preview is currently available to download if you are keen to find out more, the final version is expected to land sometime in June to September this year.

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