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    Even Pirates will get Windows 10 for free


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    But not XP enthusiasts...
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    How are you expected to activate Win 10 from a pirated Win 7 copy or is that an "answers on a postcard please"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    But not XP enthusiasts...
    Should that not be XP Diehards

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    Here's an interesting article on "the upgrade path to Win 10".
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    At first glance this seems a strange decision. If Microsoft are going to allow upgrades to Windows 10 from pirate versions of - for example - Windows 7 then what's to stop thousands, if not millions, of users from 'upgrading' their (possibly legitimate) XP and Vista PCs and laptops first to a pirate version of Windows 7 then to a legitimate version of Windows 10?

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    Rick,

    As I read the article it is only for pirated copies in China. HTH
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    Hi RG,

    The quoted article shows : "A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed via email that the plan to allow free upgrades for non-genuine copies of Windows applies to all markets and is not limited to China." (My emphasis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Rick,

    As I read the article it is only for pirated copies in China. HTH
    A sub link in the article you posted, RG - gives http://www.pcworld.com/article/28986...rates-too.html so it's for all qualifying devices.

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    Guess I need to get my glasses checked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek
    Guess I need to get my glasses checked!
    You can have my spares. Dozens...

    (Hmm... I wonder if WSLoungers understand how many knowledgeable replies (and information) are provided by (often-regarded-as) supposedly 'silver surfers'? Just throwing that out there... ROFL)
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    Why not; we can then spy on them easier. lololol


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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejk
    Why not; we can then spy on them easier. lololol
    I've had offers from Jodrell Bank for my cast-offs...

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