Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post

My post number 14 was referring what the life cycle policy is not licensing issue but that same ZDnet article talked about that pirated issue as well as some licensing issues.

However, I don't know if that life cycle policy is official or ZDnet interpretation, like I said above some of it was confusing.
I hear you, all these different " interpretations" is getting confusing. My main thing with all this is the suggestion that a pirated system upgraded to 10 will still be a pirated system. I just don't see that happening. I guess it all depends on your definition of pirated. I figure what ever cheat of compromise used to pirate the system will be removed in the upgrade process. The new install will be non genuine because it is unlicensed and not activated. It's not pirated anymore though because you can only use it till the trial period runs out without activating it.