Microsoft’s one of the biggest nightmare is piracy. You’ve no idea how much it has already costed the business of Microsoft.
“Seeing these things and learning from the past, Microsoft is planning to provide a free upgrade to the users having Windows 7 or later, to its latest upcoming Windows 10,” says Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft’s operating systems unit, on the WinHEC technology conference in Shenzhen, China, on 18-Mar-2015. Here is the interesting story, further in the conference he added, “Regardless of the legitimacy of the copy of Windows you have on your system, you will be getting a free upgrade to the latest Windows 10″ . Furthermore he said, “The plan is to “re-engage” with the hundreds of millions of users of Windows in China”, as China is the country holding #Rank 1 for Windows OS piracy. Microsoft is working with Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s biggest PC maker, to help roll out Windows 10 in China to current Windows users, regardless of having a genuine or non-genuine copy of Windows, said Myerson. This is foreseen as a big step against the piracy of the Windows OS. Although Microsoft is not revealing the release dates, it is expected to be released by the end of the summer. So users have to wait a little more to get the free upgrade for 1-year.