A large percentage of pirated copies of Windows compared to the total, but that will not be a problem for Microsoft to update them completely free of charge.
The company has already announced that Windows 10 It will be a free upgrade for all users of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7, but obviously most of us assume that it refers to users of legal copies.
But now it has been announced that it does not matter if we have a pirated copy of Windows, we can update to Windows 10 as if we had paid for it. It is a very important decision for Microsoft that it will cost you a lot of money, but it can also bring you many benefits.
Pirated copies of Windows are Microsoft’s secret weapon
We will update all qualified computers, whether genuine or non-genuine, to Windows 10, are the words of Terry Myerson, in charge of operating systems at Microsoft in an interview with Reuters.
The reason behind this knock-on effect is China, where the vast majority of copies of Windows are pirates; Microsoft wants to once again attract users from the broader and more potential market.
In this way, Microsoft is willing to forgive the pirates in exchange for them starting to use your services. Recall that Microsoft is in full swing and that it has abandoned its philosophy of charging high figures for software, changing its business model.
It could be said that it is not the first time that Microsoft has taken advantage of piracy. In the past, you’ve already been accused of failing to hunt down pirated copies of your operating systems to block competition. The logic is that if users use pirated Windows, at least they will not use Linux or Mac OS X, and it is possible to lure them into their own services.