Can Pirated Windows 7 upgrade Windows 10 for free? We know that Windows 7, a classic system, is coming to an end soon, and Microsoft has decided to stop all technical support for Windows 7 in 20201, which means that Windows 7 will not be able to get any features, stability or security updates in the future and continue to use Windows 7 will face compatibility and even security issues.
Recently, Microsoft is for Windows 7 users to release a special patch, full screen reminder to upgrade Windows 10. So here’s the question, now Windows 7 upgrade Windows 10 in the end still want money?
Microsoft full screen reminds Windows 7 is about to stop supporting the upgrade to Windows 10
As we all know, at first Windows 10 had a one-year free upgrade activity, as long as your Windows 1 was activated, you could upgrade to Windows 10 for free, and this Windows 10 would be activated. Note that there is no distinction here between how your Windows 7 is activated, which means that even if Windows 7 is pirated, you can upgrade to Windows 10 and be officially activated for free, which many people call “piracy whitewashing”.
Now, Windows 10 free upgrade activities have been a long time, Windows 7 is about to be obsolete, Microsoft constantly urged you to upgrade Windows 10, then “piracy whitewash” still does not exist? Let’s measure it!
The author uses a virtual machine for testing. In Virtualbox, the Windows 7 SP1 Flagship is installed via the MSDN official image and activated by a few small means (you know), and the system information is displayed as such.
Pre-Windows 7 status upgrade, activated with KMS
As you can see, the Windows 7 system is activated with the word “OEM” on the serial number, which is a pirated Windows 7 activated with KMS.
Next, try upgrading Windows 10 to see if you can “wash it.”
The MSDN official image of Windows 10 is used for the upgrade here. Once the image is loaded into a virtual optical drive, run the executable files directly to upgrade to Windows 10.
Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 with Windows 10 Mirror
The whole upgrade process has been tumultuous and does not suggest that there is an additional charge, which is not repeated here.
Can be successfully upgraded
The upgrade process is not a shock, no prompt charges
After the upgrade is complete, open the system information interface in Windows 10 to view, found that the system has been activated, the serial number has been changed, there is no “OEM” word. In other words, Microsoft has given the system a new serial number, successfully “whitewashing”. And in the upgrade process, or later in the use, there is no sign of additional charges, pirated Windows 7 free upgrade Windows 10, and “whitewashing” means, still work today.
Complete the upgrade, the system has been activated, the serial number has changed, the success of free “whitewashing”
Well, it’s time to draw conclusions. Activated Windows 7 can now be upgraded to Windows 10 for free, even if pirated can be “whitewashed” in this way. If you want to upgrade Windows 10, worry about activation or charging, so you can allay your doubts.
Of course, it’s important to stress that, strictly speaking, pirated Windows 7 is still pirated even if it’s activated. Piracy is a licensing issue, not a technical issue, and I hope you can support the genuine more.