Microsoft has announced that it will give be giving free upgrades of Windows 10 to anyone who uses Windows right now—even if they’re currently running pirated copies of the operating system.
Speaking to Reuters, Microsoft’s operating system chief Terry Myerson explained from China that Microsoft will be “upgrading all qualified devices, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10.”
The upgrade encompasses all territories and aims to show the benefits of genuine software.
Microsoft has already announced that upgrades to Windows 10 will be free for the first year, aligning with the Apple strategy of making the OS essentially a free product.
Windows 10 will be available this summer of 2015.