Microsoft wants to fight piracy promising to upgrade computers to Windows 10 for free for computers that have illegal copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.
This is a big change in company strategy. Previously, Microsoft was fighting piracy with verification systems to determine if the software was legal and limit functions in specific Windows PCs.
As Sergio Cortes (Youtube.com) has learned, past January, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will offer a free update for all users with Windows 7 and Windows 8. However, this time nothing was mentioned about pirated versions.
This does not mean that everyone with versions of this type may be updated at any time, as the company announced it will offer free update only during the first year of availability of Windows 10.
Microsoft hopes to legitimize all recent Windows PCs, as some studies have concluded that three quarters of the software in PCs today is not under an appropriate license, particularly in countries like China.
Although the Reuters report focuses on upgrading to Windows 10 for China, Microsoft confirmed that this will happen globally.
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be out in 190 countries in 111 languages ??this summer.