So I can’t claim my (actually legit) Windows ME is pirated & get a “free” Windows 10 ?
Both articles start out with :
users with a pirated version of Windows are also eligible for the free update of the operating system
millions of users of illegal versions of Windows
offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to [B]all Windows users[/B], regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software.
Then further down in the Reuters article the first qualifier:
Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft’s operating systems unit, announced the plan at the WinHEC technology conference in Shenzhen, China.
We are upgrading all [B]qualified PCs[/B], genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," he said in a telephone interview with Reuters
Then the zdnet shows this is for Windows 7 & later.