The Rundown on ‘non-Genuine’ devices upgrading to Windows 10

A week ago now it was noted by windows that they would be upgrading all windows machines to their latest operating system when it rolled out. In this statement it was also noted that this roll out would not only affect genuine versions of the operating system but also its non-genuine counterparts.

Windows chief Terry Myerson Explained:

We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10… Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows.

Since then however Microsoft has clarified this by saying that while the non-genuine versions of windows will be upgraded they will still indeed hold their non-genuine standing.

Although non-Genuine PCs might be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. This applies across geographies. Customers that are improperly licensed before the upgrade will be improperly licensed after the upgrade. We will provide a mechanism for non-genuine Windows 10 PC devices to “get genuine” via the new Windows Store, whether they are upgraded versions of Windows or purchased. We will have details on this as we get closer to launch.

Original news source: Forbes.com
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