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[Neowin] Microsoft clarifies what happens if you upgrade a non-genuine install to Windows 10

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If you have a non-genuine version of Windows and you upgrade to Windows 10, there will be a watermark placed on your desktop. Microsoft has not yet shown the non-genuine watermark in Windows 10. However, in other versions of Windows, it appears in the bottom right corner and says "This is not a genuine copy of Windows". If you buy a Windows machine that displays this message, you should return it.

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The most interesting part from that article is this I think
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Further, the company is saying that they are planning on offering "very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers" for those who have non-genuine version of Windows too.
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...to put things simply: they REALLY want us all to move into Win10. Therefore I choose not to.

I choose uBuntu rather that Win10, because at this point I really did not trust M$ anymore. Call me paranoid all you want.
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Is that it?
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If you have a non-genuine version of Windows and you upgrade to Windows 10, there will be a watermark placed on your desktop. Microsoft has not yet shown the non-genuine watermark in Windows 10. However, in other versions of Windows, it appears in the bottom right corner and says "This is not a genuine copy of Windows". If you buy a Windows machine that displays this message, you should return it.
Lol had that for years or actually mine said that I was running a dev preview. Nobody cares biggrin.gif
post #5 of 80
so long as it works, who cares really.

i've ran a couple of old non-genuine winXP back in the days, now i'm sitting on win previews since its free.
none of those machines are connected to the internet so all is well, not one bit worried of spyware at all.
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now the question is can i put the watermark on a genuine copy for troll sake.....
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Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post

so long as it works, who cares really.

i've ran a couple of old non-genuine winXP back in the days, now i'm sitting on win previews since its free.
none of those machines are connected to the internet so all is well, not one bit worried of spyware at all.

Not advocating...

Lots of overclockers can't really afford buying a new license every time it invalidates you because of your overclock. Or for several systems individuals use merely for tinkering.
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This is really exciting. I can't wait to check out the final version of windows 10. I have been using windows 10 Technical preview for almost two and half months now and i'm really impressed so far.

I feel like microsoft is killing it this year. They are releasing windows 10, C# 6.0, VS 2015, universal apps, DirectX 12 and a lot more. This is so cool. Good job Microsoft thumb.gif
    
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Originally Posted by SpeedyVT View Post

Not advocating...

Lots of overclockers can't really afford buying a new license every time it invalidates you because of your overclock. Or for several systems individuals use merely for tinkering.

Wait, how can an overclock invalidate you?
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won't pirates just crack this anyways?
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