1. Spiros Mixailidis's Avatar
    Hello,I have a pirated version of windows 8.1 to begin with. I became and insider and I'm sending feedback a lot! Will all Windows 10 insiders get Windows 10 for free, even if their previous Windows was pirated?
    05-18-2015 04:33 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I'm actually not clear on that either.

    I know for sure that Windows Update will let you upgrade, but I don't know if it'll become genuine or not...

    EDIT: I've heard good things about /r/MicrosoftSoftwareSwap, but its at your own risk.
    05-18-2015 04:57 PM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Read

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/15/genuine-windows-and-windows-10/

    Do yourself a big favour and buy a licence before you upgrade to Windows 10, it's really not that expensive.

    It's great that you're sending in feedback, but you can really support Microsoft by being legal.​

    ​​

    05-18-2015 05:02 PM
  4. Spiros Mixailidis's Avatar
    Read

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/15/genuine-windows-and-windows-10/

    Do yourself a big favour and buy a licence before you upgrade to Windows 10, it's really not that expensive.

    It's great that you're sending in feedback, but you can really support Microsoft by being legal.​

    ​​

    I've bought Windows xp and 7 in the past, but after my PC broke I bought a new own and spent money,I couldn't afford buying Windows 8 that's why I downloaded from the web, it's not like I'm happy with what I did, but I've being supporting Microsoft for lot of years!
    05-18-2015 05:27 PM
  5. sinime's Avatar
    I've bought Windows xp and 7 in the past, but after my PC broke I bought a new own and spent money,I couldn't afford buying Windows 8 that's why I downloaded from the web, it's not like I'm happy with what I did, but I've being supporting Microsoft for lot of years!
    Technically, If you own a license for 7, it will be upgradeable to 10 for free... Just not sure if you will need to have 7 installed and running in order to get the upgrade.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-18-2015 05:49 PM

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