Windows 10 will be out this summer and pirates will be able to upgrade for free. Well, they’ll be able to upgrade legitimately for free.
Microsoft announced that absolutely anyone with a “qualified device” can upgrade to Windows 10. In a statement to Eurogamer, the company said, “We are excited to launch Windows 10 this summer. Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Window 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows.” The company aims to make it easier for people to get legitimate copies of its OS.
Windows 10 will be released as a free upgrade for anyone using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1. Time is somewhat of the essence; you will need to take Microsoft up on this offer within the first year of Windows 10’s release.
So, good news if you’ve pirated your version of Windows in the last few years. You won’t need to jump through so many hoops to get your hands on the upcoming upgrade. Windows 10 will be released this summer; it will be available in 190 countries and 111 languages.