Microsoft threw a bomb a couple of weeks ago when they announced that they are ready to roll out Windows 10 copies for free not only for genuine users but also for those who own a pirated version.
Encouraging piracy is something the company would never do but for some reason they wanted to bring everyone under the roof. Statistics confirmed that the largely populated countries in the world including China had many users who relied on pirated copies and never paid for the operating system.
Microsoft Windows 10 aimed to solve this by making all of them genuine and convincing at least some of them to own the real software by paying the company.
Backtracking on their Claims
It wasn’t long before the company realized that trying to give free copies of their own operating system which is their primary source of income could affect on a large scale. They decided to backtrack on their words and have now confirmed that Windows 10 will not be free for pirates as said earlier.
As with the norms, whenever you buy a device that doesn’t run a genuine copy of the OS, a watermark will be displayed on the right hand corner of the desktop. It will notify the user that their copy is illegal and has to be replaced.
While the statement is confusing from every angle, all you need to know is that if you pirate a copy of Windows 10 you will have to pay for it sooner or later. The company has established more security locks on the OS to keep it piracy free. So, it is to be seen how the new platform finally crack those long standing pirates who usually manage to bypass even the most challenging protocols.