MICROSOFT confirms who'll get Windows 10 contradicting previous reports.
The tech firm has now confirmed that users who don't own a legitimate copy of Windows won't get an upgrade.
This contradicts previous reports that Microsoft would allow everyone to get their hands on Windows 10 with Windows boss Terry Myerson, quoted as saying that even pirated copies would receive a free update.
Myerson confirmed the news on an official blog saying "While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to non-genuine Windows devices, as we've always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a non-genuine state."
Windows 10 is set to hit PCs in the next few months and Microsoft say they plan to run some "very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers".
They hope this will convince users without official versions of the software to upgrade.
Windows 10 is the biggest update in years and aims to bring a better experience across desktop, mobile and Xbox platforms.
Users will also see the return of the start menu and personal assistant Cortana finally comes to desktop.
Microsoft's Outlook software will also get an upgrade and Internet Explorer is being replaced by the firm's more modern looking Edge browser.