Updating pirated windows xp
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While Microsoft's plan might seem like letting software pirates go free, studies have found that in a lot of cases pirated Windows licenses are installed on new machines without customers even knowing they have an illegal copy.
But the news certainly brought smiles to the faces of anyone who runs a non-genuine copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 and suddenly thought that an upgrade to Windows 10 would bring legitimacy.
Windows pirates may need to wipe those smiles off their faces.
In XP that protection is called Windows Genuine Advantage and gets downloaded during a Windows Update session.
In actual fact, there are two versions of the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) protection.
The move means that thousands, perhaps millions, of machines will get a free copy of Windows 10 even if a license has not been properly acquired.