Windows 10 will be free for everyone, including pirates

This summer, Microsoft is going to launch Windows 10 in 190 countries and 111 languages. Microsoft has already stated that users with Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be given an option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free during the one-year period after the launch, but that’s not the end.
Today, at conference in Shenzhen, Terry Myerson (Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems) announced that even people with pirated versions of Windows 7 and 8 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.Windows_10

This seems to be very reasonable (and HUGE) decision, which goes with Microsoft’s plan to gain full control of the market, especially the Chinese one, where illegal copies of Windows are very popular and easy to get. This will surely convince many people (not only in China) to start using legal software.

Here are the system requirments:
– Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
– RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
– Free hard disk space: 16 GB
– Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
– A Microsoft account and Internet access

You can try Technical Preview of Windows 10 right now:

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  1. This article still doesn’t clarify all the information gathered thus far.
    The curret state of things is:
    Pirates can upgrade to windows 10.
    Pirates will NOT loose their pirated (un-genuine) status
    It is not currently clear at this time as to how far the pirate upgraders will be shut out, just that upgrading for free to widows 10 won’t magically make their product genuine.