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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       18 Mar 2015 #1

    Windows 10 to launch 'this summer' with free upgrades even for pirated


    Microsoft has inched closer to announcing an official release date for Windows 10. The new operating system, which is currently in a public preview release, "will launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world this summer," according to the company.Executive Vice President Terry Meyerson, who runs the Windows division, made the announcement at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China, yesterday.
    In a separate interview, Meyerson told Reuters that the company plans to deliver free Windows 10 upgrades to all customers, even those running pirated versions of Windows. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," Meyerson told Reuters.
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    Upgrading to Windows 10 on pirated versions won't get you a valid license
    Last edited by labeeman; 19 Mar 2015 at 11:59. Reason: Update from M$
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       18 Mar 2015 #2

    That's COOL!
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    All kinds
       18 Mar 2015 #3

    I can already see torrents abuzz with W7.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,715
    Windows Home x64
       18 Mar 2015 #4

    Windows 10 will be also free for pirated versions, that is pretty interesting move as well.
    MS would like, if everyone would move to 10, because right now 7 is becoming the new XP.
    By offering a free update, people will be somewhat forced to upgrade, unless they really hate 10.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       18 Mar 2015 #5

    Microsoft is going to just about anything to make W-10 numbers look good.
    Just think when counterfeit Window 7 get converted to legal Window 10. Their will be millions and millions of them in China alone.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    California
    Posts : 19
    Windows 7 64-bit
       18 Mar 2015 #6

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Microsoft is going to just about anything to make W-10 numbers look good.
    Just think when counterfeit Window 7 get converted to legal Window 10. Their will be millions and millions of them in China alone.
    It isn't really about making the numbers 'look good'. Their current mode of operation is to get as many people tied to their ecosystem as possible through Windows 10, and then use that connection to monetize the customer. If you use Cortana, that then has Bing on the backend, which then eats part of Google's lunch and increases advertising revenue for Microsoft.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
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    10 Pro Preview x64
       19 Mar 2015 #7

    Apparently if you upgrade a pirated version you'll only end up with pirated version of 10 though. Upgrading to Windows 10 on pirated versions wont get you a valid license
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 535
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       19 Mar 2015 #8

    I found this very interesting.
    Updating from an ISO is great but will we be able to do a clean install with it?
    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Jim
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    All kinds
       19 Mar 2015 #9

    For RTM versions, no wander, not officially supported anyway. RT practically does not exist any more. Phone 8.1, well how else to upgrade ? Can't do it from CD etc. anyway. Windows 8 needs to be upgraded first anyway, support will not last for it, it's recommended to upgrade/update to 8.1. So, it's left for W 8.1 and W 7SP1 (probably updated to the end) to be able to upgrade fully. At the end, those are just conjectures and rumors for now, I don't think even MS knows exactly what will happen and which way.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       20 Mar 2015 #10

    adamf said: View Post
    Apparently if you upgrade a pirated version you'll only end up with pirated version of 10 though. Upgrading to Windows 10 on pirated versions wont get you a valid license
    Right -- and don't be surprised if after an initial period (probably no more than 30 days), the upgraded "pirated" PC suddenly locks up until the owner provides MS an "unlock" fee. If everyone is on Win10, the Win7 "activation hacks" won't work anymore (most likely) and MS will work around those to get folks locked into Win10.
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