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No Windows 10 for you!

No Windows 10 for you!
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Microsoft's Windows 10 is going to be out in July and I'm excited about its new features, and the fact that it's going to be a FREE upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Click here to learn more about what Windows 10 brings to the table.

The big question for some people, though, is what Microsoft is going to do about pirated versions of Windows, or what Microsoft calls "Non-Genuine" Windows. There was a rumor going around that they were getting the free upgrade, too.

This actually does make a bit of sense. Most Non-Genuine Windows machines are in other countries where computer sellers churn out cheap computers using a single copy of Windows.

Buyers in these countries don't have much choice except to purchase a computer with Non-Genuine Windows. They could upgrade to a Genuine copy of Windows, but many don't have the money to upgrade to a Genuine copy, or know they need to.

This means they have a higher risk for viruses and other online security threats. So, is Microsoft going to bite the bullet for them?

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