Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China

Discus and support Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China in Windows 10 News on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; Call it amnesty. Call it common sense. Call it whatever you want, but Microsoft's decision to upgrade all Windows users in China to Windows 10, even if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Borg 386, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Borg 386 Win User

    Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China - TechRepublic

    :)
     
    Borg 386, Mar 23, 2015
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  2. anonymous-two Win User

    Windows 10 Maps China

    Feels like another Microsoft China **** up similar to what happened in 2012 with Windows phone 7 and where some mid-level manager decided to interpret the local rules according to their understanding and blocked access to many applications.

    In this case the Chinese regulations only require China maps to be stored on a server in China and there is no legitimate reason not to give non-china purchased devices access to the offline maps of China.
     
    anonymous-two, Mar 23, 2015
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  3. techbuzzireland Win User
    E71- Black Edition

    they should not be really charging you extra for it but theres no law to stop them either



    also the black version is not from china or just destined for china
     
    techbuzzireland, Mar 23, 2015
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  4. WightWalker Win User

    Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China

    What sort of message does that send.
     
    WightWalker, Mar 23, 2015
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  5. adamf Win User
    None at all as far as I can see. Confusion perhaps. Or needing to write an article when you've actually nothing to say.
     
    adamf, Mar 23, 2015
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  6. Borg 386 Win User
    Microsoft's Windows 10 is free for pirates? The bait-and-switch

    Microsoft's Windows 10 is free for pirates? The bait-and-switch - TechRepublic
     
    Borg 386, Mar 25, 2015
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  7. TechnoMage Win User
    Then, why just China? Like forever, people in Eastern Europe have said "we don' buy no stinkin' software!".

    Pirated copies of OS's and Software have been pouring out of Europe for years, like a river at flood stage.

    Just not getting updates has not even slowed the flood. Most users don't care about updates anyway.

    Jus sayin'

    *Cool
     
    TechnoMage, Mar 27, 2015
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  8. Vladimir Win User

    Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China

    Because they never pay for software anyway... I guess.


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    Vladimir, Mar 27, 2015
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  9. adamf Win User
    Any particular part of Europe you want to have a go at or are we all thieves? Jus 'askin as I may have missed the flood *Cool
     
    adamf, Mar 27, 2015
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  10. Tony K Win User
    Wow! 75% of Windows OSs in China are pirated. With a population of 1.35 billion, I wonder what the real figure is. It must be quite high.

    Pirating actually keeps the cost of software down, but where is the fine line when enough is enough?

    I think the "Hook 'em" and then "Shut 'em down" sounds like the best tactic.
     
    Tony K, Mar 27, 2015
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  11. tinmar49 Win User
    I had a beautifully produced W7 ULT from the good old US of A which Microsoft kindly exchanged for a real one.
     
    tinmar49, Mar 28, 2015
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  12. Charlie Win User
    At what price would a pirate by software from MS? Would buying it for a buck or two be something that could happen or is it a privacy thing?
     
    Charlie, Mar 28, 2015
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  13. Fahadking07 Win User

    Microsoft gives up on charging for Windows in China

    Am I dreaming ?

    *What*What
     
    Fahadking07, Mar 28, 2015
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  14. Tony K Win User
    I think overall it’s to address this:

    Source
     
    Tony K, Mar 28, 2015
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  15. Layback Bear Win User
    Something I don't really understand and it includes all Microsoft operating systems.

    Take a tally of your computer dollar wise on how much you hardware or other programs like photo editing, Microsoft Office ect. cost.
    The Windows operating system does more than all those things do. Your computer isn't a computer without a operating system. They really don't cost that much for what they do. Yet that is the first thing people try to steal.
    For some reason that I do not understand people seem to think that 3 drunk goats in a couple of days can create a operating system so it should be free even if they have to steal it.

    They are satisified with a second or third class install of a counterfeit Windows operating system rather than spend $100.00 for a proper install and activation.

    I just don't get it.
     
    Layback Bear, Mar 30, 2015
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