Microsoft Finds Pirated Windows on Too Many New Computers

Microsoft has conducted its own investigation on the Asian new PC market, only to discover an insane number of computers sold with a pirated Windows license.

As reported by The Economic Times, Microsoft purchased PCs between May and July from Asian markets in an attempt to determine how many of them are shipped with counterfeit Windows licenses and malware pre-installed.

The results are concerning, to say the least, as 100 percent of the systems that were acquired in South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand came with pirated software. Furthermore, 91 percent of the Windows licenses on Indian PCs were not genuine. Indonesia is next with 90 percent.

Overall, no less than 83 percent of all computers that the software giant purchased from Asian markets were pre-loaded with unlicensed Windows, the report a... (read more)

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