Read the Microsoft Software License Terms

[This information is preliminary and subject to change.]

The Microsoft Software License Terms contain information about the terms and conditions of using Microsoft software. The license terms differ depending on the edition of Windows.

To find out which edition of Windows is running on your computer

  • Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

    The edition of Windows you are running is displayed under Windows edition near the top of the window.

To read the license terms

  1. Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then, in the Start menu, click Computer.
  2. Under Hard Disk Drives, double-click the drive where Windows is installed. This is often the drive labeled (C:).

  3. Double-click the Windows folder, double-click the System32 folder, double-click the en-US folder, double-click the Licenses folder, and then double-click the _Default folder.

  4. Double-click the folder that corresponds to the edition of Windows that's installed on your computer, and then double-click license.

    The license will open in a new window.