Vista Anytime Upgrade EULA changes for the better

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    Microsoft has finally changed a small but important portion of the Windows Vista End-User License Agreement (EULA) for Windows Anytime Upgrade to match that of retail copies of the new operating system.



    Last Friday, product manager Nick White wrote on the Windows Vista Team Blog, "Customers who purchase a retail copy of Windows Vista and then upgrade to another version of Windows Vista using Windows Anytime Upgrade will be affected by this modification, while all other WAU licensing terms remain unchanged." He continued, "The number of device-to-device reassignments is no longer limited, provided that Windows Vista has been uninstalled from the original device."



    Under the old license agreement, customers could only transfer an Anytime Upgrade to one machine after the original. With the new agreement in place, they can transfer the license as many times as they please under the condition that it is first uninstalled from the current PC. With this change in place, the device-to-device transferring portion of the Windows Anytime Upgrade EULA is now in sync with Vista's retail EULA, which was modified to allow unlimited transfers last November.



    According to the Windows Anytime Upgrade FAQ, the license alteration is effective immediately and will carry over into any future iterations of the EULA.
     
    Jason, Mar 21, 2007
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