Microsoft Allowing Pirated Windows Users To Upgrade To Legit ‘Windows 10’

Microsoft Allowing Pirated Windows Users To Upgrade To Legit ‘Windows 10’

Microsoft wants every laptop and desktop user to switch to “Windows 10.” The company is trying its best to meet the goal. From bringing machines pre-installed with Windows 10 to pushing automatic updates, Microsoft is trying it all.


In order to meet the goal of turning every device into a Windows device, Microsoft will now allow non-genuine Windows users to get a genuine Windows 10 license.

Microsoft on its blog wrote, “We are going to start an experiment soon in the United States, which we will then evaluate before extending to other countries, to ease the upgrade of non-Genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.” Explaining it further, the post continues, “We’ll offer a one-click opportunity to get Genuine via the Windows Store or by entering an activation code purchased elsewhere. If this turns into a path for most customers to get Genuine, we will expand the experiment. We’d like to welcome as many of these customers as possible to the legitimate Windows ecosystem.”

Pirated software proves to be one of the biggest threats to a company’s profits. Though no one has found a solution to this problem yet, allowing users to upgrade to genuine software might prove to be a wise step. Now the question arises: “Will this put an end to software piracy?” If not an end, to a certain extent, it should be able to at least curb privacy.

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In the same post, Microsoft also wrote more about “how to upgrade” for different Windows users, which further makes the goal of making Windows 10 available to every user crystal clear. For the pros, the company will now update its Media Creation Tool in such a way that users will be able to use this media to “upgrade any number of Genuine PCs, and even do clean installs” if they have a Windows license.