Windows 10: Microsoft Still Not Willing to Offer Windows 10 for Free to Pirates

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  1. Microsoft Still Not Willing to Offer Windows 10 for Free to Pirates


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    Cluster Head, Oct 31, 2015
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  2. Proper thing to do , IMHO.

    :)
     
    alphanumeric, Oct 31, 2015
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  3. RounakBis Win User
    Will pirated PCs get upgraded to Windows 10?

    At first, Microsoft had announced that they are giving free upgrade to pirates. But now they are saying that they won't.

    I have a genuine PC. Most of my friends have PCs activated using KMS. They have also received the upgrade offer. Will the pirated PCs also be upgraded to Windows 10?
     
    RounakBis, Oct 31, 2015
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  4. Microsoft Still Not Willing to Offer Windows 10 for Free to Pirates

    Windows 10 Upgrade for 2nd User of Enterprise

    IF you were the original business user of Windows 7 Enterprise, you would have used Volume Licensing contract to upgrade

    You should still be part of an active Software Assurance contract to use Enterprise.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq

    Can Enterprise customers get the free Windows 10 upgrade?

    Enterprise customers with active Software Assurance subscription in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer.

    _______________________________________________________

    AFAIK Pirated copies get a pirated upgrade.

    There is no free downgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium; you would have to buy it new from Amazon.com, etc as Microsoft no longer sells it.

    It would be cheaper to buy Windows 10 when it is released rather than buy Windows 7 then do the upgrade

    Regards.
     
    Bill Smithers, Oct 31, 2015
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  5. Fully agree with you

    Lets see what them that has non genuine do the right thing.
     
    hTconeM9user, Oct 31, 2015
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  6. I have no pity for those that knowingly pirate Windows. On the other side of the coin though, there are some that get sold none genuine systems and or software without knowing it. By the time they find out it's too late to do anything about it. I have no problem with those people getting a break/deal on going legal from Microsoft. They know it happens. One less compromised PC on the Internet.
     
    alphanumeric, Oct 31, 2015
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  7. davexnet Win User
    I think MS should offer it for free, even to pirates.

    Have a fresh start, get as many on the new OS as possible. Sometimes you got to think out of the box.
     
    davexnet, Nov 1, 2015
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  8. Microsoft Still Not Willing to Offer Windows 10 for Free to Pirates

    Had a guy down near where I live offering to put windows on their computers.
    I asked him about it and he told me he uses a usb stick that he has windows 10 on.
    I mentioned to him about non genuine windows on my computer his attitude was he was out to make money.
    When I pointed out to him people could get it free, and told him he was conning people and that I had genuine on mine the admin on the Facebook page he was on stepped in and told him to remove his advert.
    Then barred him on all the sites she ran,
    Two people who had told him they would have it then thanked me.
    I am going to their homes tomorrow to install windows 10 on their computers both had windows 8.1 but don't know what to do being senior citizens like me.
    I told them I will do it free but dropped hint I like coffee so will have hopefully free coffee coming up
     
    hTconeM9user, Nov 1, 2015
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  9. I am going to their homes tomorrow to install windows 10 on their computers both had windows 8.1 but don't know what to do being senior citizens like me.I told them I will do it free but dropped hint I like coffee so will have hopefully free coffee coming up

    *Thumbs
     
    Cluster Head, Nov 1, 2015
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  10. The issue for me with non-genuine Windows is the increased danger of spreading malware and that can affect users and providers. For security reasons I favor giveaways to those who were scammed into a non-genuine copy. The pirates know what they are getting into so I don't feel they should benefit from any giveaways.
     
    Cbarnhorst, Nov 1, 2015
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  11. BunnyJ New Member
    No.. just flat out no. Theft if theft and I for one would not applicate it if pirates were rewarded with a free copy of 10. Accepting theft is not thinking outside of the box. Far from it.
     
    BunnyJ, Nov 1, 2015
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  12. Winuser Win User
    *Ditto
     
    Winuser, Nov 1, 2015
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  13. lx07 Win User

    Microsoft Still Not Willing to Offer Windows 10 for Free to Pirates

    Doesn't your last sentence contradict your first? Or are people who were scammed somehow more likely to spread malware than those who knowingly pirate?

    Personally I don't care what other people do, it isn't my place to judge and I honestly don't care if it doesn't affect me. If however giving everyone free Windows would reduce my risk I'd be all for it.
     
  14. BunnyJ New Member
    So you approve of theft? Pirates should never be rewarded for theft. Period. I'm just surprised that you can take such a blaze stance on this issue.
     
    BunnyJ, Nov 1, 2015
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  15. spapakons Win User
    Microsoft had released in the past special licenses (called Go Genuine) for those that had pirated copy of Windows XP Professional. One used it to change the pirated product key into a legitimate product key and then activate Windows legally. These were usually bought from companies and small offices that wouldn't like to risk a fine when checked. Very few home users would buy the license. Of course is was cheaper than buying a normal Windows XP Professional license to attract users. I think they could do the same with Windows 10. Offer a "Go Genuine" Windows 10 key at a discount. Anyone honest wanting to be legitimate would buy the key. Giving it for free would encourage most home users (who would not normally be checked) into pirating Windows 7 or 8 and then getting Windows 10 for free.
     
    spapakons, Nov 1, 2015
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