Microsoft has today officially announced the release of Windows 10 in the summer, as well as spoke about the strategic partnership with Chinese companies, which should “help fight piracy,” actively thriving in China. Then we say that Microsoft will update free even pirated copies of Windows to 10, and now the head of Windows-division of Microsoft, Terry Myerson (Terry Myerson) told how the update will occur in the case of legal and pirated systems.
According to the position of Microsoft, the owners of legitimate copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 will receive an upgrade to Windows 10 absolutely free. After the upgrade, the users will get all the new features and security improvements free of charge, “all the time to support this device.” What exactly does the last word (while the device is broken or perhaps on the warranty?), He has not explained.
If Microsoft detects the interference of one kind or another in – simply finds a copy of Windows that is obtained illegally – appears on the desktop watermark, which informs the buyer that he installed an illegal copy. Terry Myerson asks users to pay attention to this when purchasing new devices and to avoid the acquisition of gadgets with Windows 10, which is present on the desktop watermark.
“Black Label» Microsoft is lack of support from the company and its partners face not receiving updates, even critical security updates. Microsoft emphasizes that the free update is still not available to users of illegal copies of the system, but the software giant with partners promises to offer “very attractive” terms of the transition to a licensed version of Windows 10.
No further action seems to be taken will be. At Microsoft, probably we decided to limit the copy of the operating system, which has been identified as a pirate, does not make sense. At this time, it seems, did not deprive the screensaver on your desktop.
In the “very attractive” for certain conditions for transition hides paid upgrade to Windows 10. What will be the amount that has not been revealed, but we can assume that Microsoft will not ask for that much money. This idea suggests a recent statement that Windows 10 will be the last version of the OS and will be improved on the basis of service. One of the possible options for the monetization of Windows 10 is the introduction of a subscription to that previously hinted Microsoft COO Kevin Turner (Kevin Turner). That would be a logical step, given the plans for the gradual improvement of the system. The amount of the transition from a pirated copy will likely be comparable to the amount of the subscription for a short time, because the user will have in the future to make money all the time – it is to this and seeks to Microsoft.