Microsoft announced that there will be no free Windows 10 for pirates, beta tester
Microsoft again backtracked on who’ll get Windows 10 for free and who won’t.
On Friday, it announced that any user who is registered with Microsoft’s Insiders Beta Version of Windows 10 will get a free version of it. Later, the blog post was updated informing users that only people upgrading from Windows 7 and 8 will get a free upgrade.
- If you are running genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1: You’ll get a free upgrade to Windows 10’s final release when it comes out on July 29th.
- If you are running Windows 10 Insider Preview: You’ll be able to use the Insider version even after Windows 10 releases and keep getting newer versions of Windows before they are officially released. The catch, however, is that you’ll be a perpetual beta-tester.
- If you are running Windows XP or Vista: No full version of Windows 10 for you, you’ll have to buy the upgrade.
- If you are running a pirated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1: You’re out of luck, you’ll have to dish out cash to get the full version of Windows 10.