Microsoft OFFERS windows 10 FREE to pirates and regular honest people!
Deal DetailsLast Edited by cricket702 March 18, 2015 at 04:09 PM
MS just announced today it's offering windows 10 to anyone , even if they have a pirated copy of windows 7 or windows 8.
This is a first.
It's FREE even if you have a pirate ship and peg leg and patch over your eye, and a parret on your shoulder.
PROBABLY= You shouldn't put it in the wiki in big giant letters because you are just guessing what might happen
Thoughts range from limiting the access to max open apps, to not allowing you connection with Xbox content. Some say the app store could be locked but that would not serve proper purpose as they need more cash cows in that realm.
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Windows 10 Launching This Summer
Official blog: http://blogs.windows.c
Quote :A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed via email that the plan to allow free upgrades for non-genuine copies of Windows applies to all markets and is not limited to China.
Quote :"Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows," says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge.
Still unofficial / non-Genuine
Quote :Update, 19-March: Microsoft has issued the following statement in regard to upgrades for "non-genuine" PCs:
We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible. With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the [non-]genuine state of the license.
Quote :Microsoft tells The Verge that people with pirated copies of Windows will still be considered to have unofficial copies after the update. If they want to go official, they can — they'll just have to get it through the Windows Store.
"Microsoft has issued the following statement in regard to upgrades for "non-genuine" PCs:
We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible. With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license.
Non-Genuine Windows is not published by Microsoft. It is not properly licensed, or supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner. If a device was considered non-genuine or mislicensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mislicensed after the upgrade.
According to industry experts, use of pirated software, including Non-Genuine Windows, results in a higher risk of malware, fraud (identity theft, credit card theft, etc), public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions"
Minimum system requirements
Quote :As for Windows 10 for PCs, the OS requires a lowly 800x600 resolution 7" display. The same UEFI and Secure Boot requirements as its mobile version,
1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for 32-bit installs,
2GB of RAM and 20GB of storage for 64-bit,
DirectX 9 graphics, and a minimum of a power and volume control for buttons, with Start and rotation lock buttons being optional.
"Windows 10 will have the same hardware requirements as Windows 8."
"Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database" (i.e., UEFI is only required if you need secure boot)
Search "UEFI" for user comments about UEFI:
Quote :These are basically OEM new 10 certified system specs
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Windows 10 still supports old legacy BIOS. UEFI BIOS is not required
"Windows 10 still supports old legacy BIOS. UEFI is not required."
UEFI Specification Version 2.3.1 (Errata B) is dated April 10, 2012. Many existing PCs don't have it, so it won't make sense for Microsoft to require it.
Windows 10 WILL NOT be subscription based.
Once you have it you have it free for life:
"Windows 10 users will still get free updates and support for the lifetime of the OS, exactly like past versions of Windows ... There's no subscription model for updates or support or continuing to use the OS."
Here's ALL the personal data you give up when you get Windows 10: