Updating pirated office
Obviously Microsoft is still making Windows 10-themed announcements ahead of its launch this summer, so the OS may very well go free by then, but right now, the issue could be that while Microsoft can rig Windows 7 and 8 to jump to 10 through an update, the process can’t be that automatic for Windows XP or earlier, and would still require a more standard install, which is why these users still haven’t done it in the first place.The difficulty and many of the costs are still in place unless the upgrade is fully automated.stuck using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 and such are either tech illiterate, or working for companies who have no interest in spending the time and money to upgrade, despite being under siege by malware and decaying programs.These are the users who need the upgrade the most, yet they seem like the only remaining group that are still being charged for the upgrade under the currently announced system.
The biggest benefit of a pirated Windows copy is, of course, the fact that it’s free.
Even though Microsoft has long struggled with piracy issues, licensing is becoming an increasingly less important part of their revenue model.
“Although non-Genuine PCs might be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. Customers that are improperly licensed before the upgrade will be improperly licensed after the upgrade.
announced that Windows 10 would be a free, automatic upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, it was an unusual move.
The company has never been known for handing out its operating systems, but the running theory was that Windows 8 was generally so poorly received, they simply wanted to move on, and take all those users with it.