The companies will now ensure that all PCs sold in the nation are pre-installed with licensed versions of Windows and Microsoft Office.
Microsoft announced the new agreements as part of an anti-piracy campaign event in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The campaign, dubbed "Keep it Real," is meant to educate the Chinese public "on security risks of using unlicensed Windows software."
Additionally, Microsoft has been warning dozens of Chinese resellers to stop selling pirated versions of Windows in the nation.
The move is similar to the deal Microsoft struck with Lenovo, one of the world's biggest PC makers, two months ago.
China is widely regarded as a country with high rates of Windows piracy, where users are more open to exploits due to outdated versions of the operating system.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Jun 2013 23:25