Updating pirated programs
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson clarified in a statement to Polygon that the upgrade to Windows 10 will "not change the genuine state of the license," meaning non-genuine copies of the operating system will continue to be non-genuine.The consumer free upgrade offer for Windows 10 applies to qualified new and existing devices running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
and if i get good responses, perhaps we can use this forum to find out which programs can be updated through the software without any hiccups.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in 2011 that Microsoft estimated that 9 out of 10 users of Microsoft products in China had pirated them.
Windows 10 will be released globally this summer, Microsoft announced today.
Windows 8.1 Update is meant to be personalized, but that means the out-of-box settings aren't going to please everyone. Read Windows XP Holdouts: 6 Top Excuses.] Still, once you’ve learned your way around, Windows 8.1 Update is more cohesive and productive than earlier versions, particularly if you prefer the desktop to the Start screen. Windows 8.1 Update installs differently on different machines.
Here are eight tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Windows 8.1 Update. If you're using a tablet, it will still boot by default to the Start screen, but laptops and PCs now power up to the desktop UI. From the Start screen, you can use the new PC Settings Live Tile, or activate the Charms menu (swipe from the right of a touchscreen, or mouse to the top-right hot corner) and choose "Change PC Settings." Once in the PC Settings, choose "PC and devices,” which includes a broad range of personalization controls.