While installing Microsoft, or for that matter any, software, most of the users do not read the EULA or End User License Terms. But where would you as an End User go if you ever needed to read the End User License Terms for your Windows, Office or any other Microsoft software?
Who is an End-User
An end-user who acquires software is acquiring the right to use that software. End users don’t “own” the software, which is intellectual property and is generally “owned” by its developers. The right to use the software is governed by the End User Software License Terms—which, in the case of the OEM System Builder product, is an agreement between the system builder and the end-user.
What is End User License Terms
The End User Software License Terms can typically be found within the software product, and an end-user must accept the End User Software License Terms before running the software. The End User Software License Terms define what end-user rights and restrictions apply to the use of the software, and covers topics such as how the software can be used, whether the license can be transferred, etc. Get more information about the End User Software License Terms.
Download End User License Terms for any Microsoft Software
There is a place you can search for and read the End User License Terms for any and all Microsoft Software.
This includes EULA for OEM or RTM software, for all versions of Windows, Office, BizTalk, Expression, Hyper-V, Lync, SQL Server, System Center, Viso, Visual Studio, and so on. Any software released by Microsoft – any version and any language – licensed by Microsoft or the Computer Manufacturer – you can read the End User License Terms here.
What’s more, you can even download a copy to your computer in PDF format if you want to.
While you may not see Windows 8 or even Windows 7 for that matter in the drop-down menu, you can search for them using the Search For box.
Go HERE to find and download the End User License Terms for any Microsoft Software.
These websites give you a Summary of Terms and Conditions. You may want to check them out.