Microsoft has now got the ability to remotely uninstall any pirated software that is run on a machine using Windows 10.

Yup, that includes Games.

Although their EULA does not specify what is seen as ‘unauthorized software’, we know that software updates will automatically check all your installed software and prevent you from using Microsoft’s Services, playing pirated games, or using unauthorized peripheral hardware.

“Sometimes you’ll need software updates to keep using the Services. We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices. You may also be required to update the software to continue using the Services.” — Microsoft EULA, Section 7b

The updates will not be voluntary, and according to a recent clause added by Microsoft to their EULA, “by accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.” This basically means that any device running Windows 10 will automatically download and install these updates without notifying the user, instead of allowing the user to choose if and when the updates will be installed.

What are your thoughts on the new updates?

Will this stop piracy completely on Windows 10?

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