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Microsoft will place a watermark on pirated copies of Windows 10

Recent post about what to upgrade to Windows 10 will be able even to owners of pirated copies of the operating system that pleased many. Today, Microsoft has clarified the situation for owners of unlicensed OS. Company when you upgrade such systems to the latest version of Windows 10 will be placed on the desktop watermark, which will remind the user of the pirated version with “Windows”.

In March, Microsoft reiterated its commitment to provide users with pirated versions of Windows free upgrade to Windows 10. This statement was made by the representative of the Corporation publication Ars Technica. It was noted that the thus obtained Windows 10 will not be licensed.

A little later followed the explanation, but the mechanism of transition from pirated Windows genuine was incomprehensible. Now Microsoft has made it perfectly clear, indicating that no free upgrades to Windows 10 will not, however, appear “very attractive terms” to go to a licensed version. This is stated in the message of the Vice-President Terry Myerson, posted on the official blog of the Corporation.

When you update pirated versions of Windows to the latest version of Windows 10 will be placed and the desktop watermark, which will remind the user of the pirated version of the operating system.

Upon detection of such a “watermark” on the new device Myerson recommends to return it back to the seller. According to him, unlicensed Windows are at a higher risk of hacking by spammers, scammers and hackers. Top Manager stressed that unlicensed Windows will not be supported neither Microsoft, nor its partners.

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Free upgrade to Windows 10 will be users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. For some editions of Windows (including Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise and Windows RT/RT 8.1) this feature is not provided. The release of Windows 10 will take place this summer in 190 countries.

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