Windows 10 license confirms no-warning automatic updates and upgrades

By | July 20, 2015

Windows 10 license confirms no-warning automatic updates and upgrades | Network World

The license agreement for Windows 10 is, like the OS itself, a different kind of beast, with new clauses that spell out automatic updates, the bundling of Office and what happens when a user tries to upgrade from a pirated copy.
Windows 10 license confirms no-warning automatic updates and upgrades | Network World

Ed Bott of ZDNet first reported on the apparent final form Windows 10 EULA (end-user licensing agreement) Thursday.
As Bott concluded, there are no real surprises in the Windows 10 EULA — all the information there had been disclosed by Microsoft prior — but nor does the agreement answer outstanding questions, including how long the firm will support the new OS.

Windows 10 license confirms no-warning automatic updates and upgrades | Network World

The EULA, which appears during the Windows 10 setup, can also be read after the fact by clicking “Settings” in the Start menu, selecting “System” and then choosing the “About” option on the left. Clicking the link “Read the Microsoft Software License Terms” brings up the EULA.

Computerworld examined the EULA included with Windows 10 build 10240, the version pushed to beta test participants Wednesday. Although Microsoft has not officially declared 10240 as the “release to manufacturing” (RTM) milestone, most pundits and analysts have agreed that it is what Microsoft will deliver to customers starting July 29.
One of the most interesting clauses in the EULA relates to the new update and upgrade practice that debuts with Windows 10. In previous editions of Windows users were able to pick and choose which individual updates to download and install, but in Windows 10 they are all-or-nothing, minus the nothing: Each update is a whole, and cannot be split apart, taking some and refusing others. And updates must eventually be accepted, or Microsoft will shut off the security patch faucet.
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