Police Reportedly Going After Windows 10 Users Who Bought Cheap Keys Online

In theory, Windows 10 is available with a paid license, but a loophole that Microsoft itself ignored for years allowed Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade free of charge to the new operating system even after a dedicated promo in this regard came to end.

On the other hand, those who didn’t own a genuine Windows 7 or 8.1 key to take advantage of this free upgrade offer turned to a different approach: they purchased free Windows 10 license keys from various online stores that were selling them for pocket money.

It’s not a secret eBay and a few other websites out there sell Windows 10 license keys for just a few dollars, and plenty of users actually turned to them to be able to finally activate the operating system and use it just like a paid product.

Money laundering charges

But the German police are reportedly looking into the whole thing, according to a report from read more)

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