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Windows 10 Mobile, PC Previews: What's Inside

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Insider preview builds for mobile and PC, and shares its upgrade delivery strategy for 2016.
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Non-Genuine Upgrades 
Microsoft has reiterated the importance of running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in order to be eligible for the Windows 10 upgrade. Terry Myerson, executive VP of Windows and Devices, acknowledged in his blog post the 'creative efforts' people have pursued in order to upgrade non-genuine systems to Windows 10, and how many have purchased genuine Windows 10 through the Windows Store.
Noting this, Microsoft plans to experiment with an easier upgrade process for non-genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices. This will involve a one-click offer to download genuine Windows 10 via Windows Store, or the option to enter an activation code. If this sparks more purchases of Windows 10, the experiment will be expanded.
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Non-Genuine Upgrades

Microsoft has reiterated the importance of running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in order to be eligible for the Windows 10 upgrade. Terry Myerson, executive VP of Windows and Devices, acknowledged in his blog post the "creative efforts" people have pursued in order to upgrade non-genuine systems to Windows 10, and how many have purchased genuine Windows 10 through the Windows Store.

Noting this, Microsoft plans to experiment with an easier upgrade process for non-genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices. This will involve a one-click offer to download genuine Windows 10 via Windows Store, or the option to enter an activation code. If this sparks more purchases of Windows 10, the experiment will be expanded.

(Image: Microsoft)

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