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Windows 10 to be free. No Kidding

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Are you using a Pirated Windows OS on your computer? Are you not able to buy a genuine Windows OS? If the answer is yes, then there is some good news for you. Windows announced that they will be providing free upgrade to their latest upcoming Windows 10 OS even if you using a pirated Windows 7 or a Windows 8/8.1 right now. This is a great news for Nepalese audience since most of us cannot afford to buy a licensed version of Windows.

In an interview with Reuters, Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s EVP of Operating System, is quoted saying that “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10.” He added that the Redmond-based firm is tapping various organizations, such as Lenovo, Qihoo 360 and Tencent to turn this plan in to reality.

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However, the upgrade to Windows 10 will “not change the genuine state of the license,” meaning non-genuine copies of the operating system will continue to be non-genuine. Windows 10 is expected to be released in the market sometime this summer.

“The consumer free upgrade offer for Windows 10 applies to qualified new and existing devices running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Some editions are excluded from the consumer free upgrade — including Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to other Windows 10 enterprise offerings.
“We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible. With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. Non-Genuine Windows is not published by Microsoft. It is not properly licensed, or supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner. If a device was considered non-genuine or mislicensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mislicensed after the upgrade. According to industry experts, use of pirated software, including Non-Genuine Windows, results in a higher risk of malware, fraud (identity theft, credit card theft, etc), public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions.”

Source: Reuters