I wonder if this has anything to do with the news that Microsoft will be offering free upgrades to Windows 10, even to those with unauthorized copies of Windows 7 and 8.
I still find this funny and sort of relevant to the topic. Back when I used Windows, I was re-installing and upgrading my PC often. Activation didn’t exist back then but I’m sure it would have caused me a lot of trouble. Money and legality aside, isn’t it interesting when a bootleg copy works better and is less hassle then a legitimate one?