For non-genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, Microsoft is running an experiment to let you to upgrade to genuine Windows 10 OS.
Microsoft launched the Windows 10 OS upgrade last month and mentioned at its release event in India that the company will provide software upgrade support for those customers who use non-genuine version of its previous versions of Windows OS. The company has now announced an experimental program which will let even non-genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 OS version users to upgrade to the Windows 10 OS.
Microsoft will start the experiment soon first in the United States, and depending on its success rate, would extend support to other countries.
However, this does not mean that users of the non-genuine Windows 10 or previous pirated version of Windows OS will get free Windows 10 OS license. All it means that users with pirated Windows OS version will be allowed to upgrade to the latest Windows OS with ease.
Microsoft's Terry Myerson said that "One of the more interesting learnings from the upgrade is the creative efforts which non-Genuine customers have gone to, to initiate the upgrade process on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 - and then how many have purchased Genuine Windows 10 activation through the Windows 10 store."
Based on this learning, Microsoft will run this experiment in the United States, where it will offer a easy way to get Genuine Windows version via the Windows Store. Those users who already have activation code for a legit version of the OS from other places will be allowed to enter the code with just one-click to upgrade.
Microsoft says that if this program proves to be successful, it will show that many customers want to get Genuine Windows OS using this "one-click" method. The company will then expand this experiment to more countries.