Updating pirated office
Especially in developing countries, where the price of Windows license is equal to someone’s monthly salary.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.
But now it’s clear just Microsoft wants a unified user base on Windows 10.
Update: Microsoft has clarified that even though pirates will be able to auto-upgrade to Windows 10, the version they get will still be considered unlicensed.
“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.
Millions of people use pirated Windows all around the world, it’s a fact.
And in all honesty, it makes sense for them to do so.