Microsoft have moved to clarify their stance on non-Genuine Windows users obtaining free upgrades to Windows 10.
Previous comments appeared to suggest that those who were running pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8 would still be entitled to the latest version of the operating system when it is released later this year.
But in a statement to Ars Technica, Microsoft have confirmed the upgrade policy for those pirated versions;
“Although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license.”
Basically, you’ll still get the free upgrade, but all you will end up with is a non-Genuine version of Windows 10.