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Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has launched its Windows Original 1.0 Advantages program in Spanish and Portuguese for users in Latin America, the company said in a statement.
The launch is part of Microsoft's drive to encourage customers to purchase the original software rather than pirated versions by offering added-value benefits, such as technical support and a year's free download of antivirus program eTrust.
Program members go through a validation process that means they do not have to give the 25-digit product serial number every time they access Microsoft portals to download updates and other benefits.
"Since we announced the Windows Original 1.0 Advantages program on February 7, we have obtained excellent feedback from users and partners in the region... 45% of users visiting the Microsoft download center have decided to participate in the validation process," Microsoft's Latin American business division manager Martín Naor said.