You will eventually have to pay for Windows 10 for Desktop’s says Microsoft

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Sometime ago, word spread all over the internet that Microsoft is making Windows 10 a free upgrade for all users starting from Windows 7 upwards. I myself was delighted at the news. It appears Microsoft has changed mouth (excuse my French 🙂 ) or rather reversed what they said earlier.


In a blog post, Terry Myerson from Microsoft made the following statements,

When we can’t verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user. If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device.

This basically means you’re still getting the watermark when you use Windows 10 illegally. He also hinted that Microsoft is,

…planning very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a Non-Genuine state.

This still means we all have to pay to use the thing. While we wait for the launch, lets hope and pray this one doesn’t pass Computer Village boys. Read the full blog post from the source link.




  1. No. This means that you cannot upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge if your system is running an illegal copy of an otherwise eligible version of Windows (windows 7, Windows 8,Windows 8.1)
    But if you have a valid genuine Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 on your system, you will have a free upgrade to Windows 10.

  2. Elroy, they didn’t “change mouth” or anything. The post says “Non-Genuine” Windows. Pirated copies of Windows, in other words. Read their recent blog posts well.

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