Windows 10 is now going to be free to download even for people who didn’t use a genuine key on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
The highly awaited release for the Windows 10 is finally coming! Reuters reported that the operating system will be available to all users this coming summer.
This is pretty exciting news if you ask me, but it doesn?t end here, there?s more. I bet everyone will be glad to hear this, most especially the ones who are using a pirated version of the software.
Windows 10 is going to be free for everyone once Microsoft released it this coming summer
According to the report made by Reuters, Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 OS to everyone even for the ones who don?t have a legitimate copy of the software.
Terry Myerson, chief of Microsoft?s Operating System group said during the WinHEC technology conference in Shenzen, China [via Reuters] ?We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,?
Microsoft will offer the upgrade to all users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and as stated on that source, this is their attempt to hold onto their users and make up for lost revenue for selling other services like Office.
Sadly, XP users and Vista users are not qualified for this kind of update as reported by computer world. So it would be wise to upgrade your OS now to Windows 7 or 8.1 in order for you to be able to update it to Windows 10.
However, there was something odd on the statement that was announced by Microsoft during that event. As pointed out by computer world, their use of the word ?qualified? is a bit confusing. Are there limitations to this upgrade or are we talking about the system requirements for the Windows 10? We will never know for sure until Microsoft explains this one more clearly.
One thing is for sure though, compatible or not, people will still try this latest upgrade for the Windows operating system especially now that Microsoft is allowing everyone to upgrade it, legitimate copy or not.
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