Microsoft makes Windows 10 Activation Easier with Latest Update
Microsoft has made it a lot easier for users to upgrade to Windows 10. The latest update of the operating system enables users on older versions of Windows to clean install Windows 10 on their system and use any valid activation key tied to Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 version during the upgrade.
Earlier users had to upgrade from a previous install of Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 in accordance with Microsoft’s free-for-a-year program. Microsoft now offers “digital entitlement” to the users who clean install Windows 10 with the use of any valid licence key tied to older eligible versions.
A number of users had requested Microsoft to make the activation process easier. The latest build of Windows 10 will be clean installed on a machine. Moreover, the build is also accepting any valid Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key during the activation process.
The new activation policy may allow users with no valid activation keys to find stolen keys from the Web and be able to use it on their computer.
Windows piracy has long been a major issue for Microsoft. With a view to meeting company’s one billion Windows 10 devices goal in next few years, the tech giant has decided to provide access to the new operating system to potential freeloaders.