If you want Windows 10, get a Windows 7/8.1 PC, already

XP and Vista users (and pirates) can't get Windows 10 for free, period. The only workaround is a new PC, or a fresh copy of Windows 10.

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As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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