Windows 10: Windows 10 Home (& Pro) Commercial Use Licensing Question (because Microsoft don't seem to...

Discus and support Windows 10 Home (& Pro) Commercial Use Licensing Question (because Microsoft don't seem to... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; The problem is that I have Windows 10 Home on my laptop and Windows 10 Professional on my main PC. Although the many threads on this subject say that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by SimonG_1976, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Home (& Pro) Commercial Use Licensing Question (because Microsoft don't seem to...


    The problem is that I have Windows 10 Home on my laptop and Windows 10 Professional on my main PC.

    Although the many threads on this subject say that you can use both for business use, the fact is that the license terms for BOTH clearly state that neither can be use for commercial use!


    Here are two links, the first is to the Microsoft Licensing Agreement for OEM versions (All versions), the second is for Retail versions of Windows (All versions)


    These were obtained using the Licensing Terms feature on Microsofts own website... (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/useterms)


    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/OEM/Windows/10/Useterms_OEM_Windows_10_English.htm


    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/Useterms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm


    What is important to note here is that the licensing terms are the same for both Home and Pro. There is only one license to download.


    Under these terms, section 1 (Overview) b (Additional Terms) (v) states and I quote verbatim... "To the extent included with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are licensed for your personal, non-commercial use, unless you have commercial use rights under a separate agreement".

    This says that Windows (under any of it guises) is only licensed for personal and not commercial use unless you hold an agreement to the contrary.

    I have the same Terms & Conditions on both my Windows Home and Windows Professional installation.

    So according to their own license terms, Windows 10 Pro is not licensed for commercial use, let alone Windows 10 home!

    I called Microsoft and was cut off the first time after the call operator from Commercial Sales had no idea what I was talking about. When I got through the second time (and linked the operator to the documentation above) he had no real answer other than Windows 10 Pro has a feature set that is meant for business proposes and had no idea why the license terms would say that it was not possible to use it for commercial use.

    So he told me to contact Microsoft Legal.

    I thought I would try and get a definitive answer here, as what is generally accepted by both the community and by Microsoft operatives themselves, goes against the licensing terms implied by their software.

    What I am after is 100% written proof that there are no restrictions on the use of Windows 10 Home or Pro in a commercial setting as right now the documentation says exactly the opposite.

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    SimonG_1976, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. Windows 7 OEM license don´t work

    Dear community,

    last week I bought a new notebook (asus gl752vw). I also bought an windows 7 pro 64 bite oem license. I installed the operating system windows 7 pro on my new notebook, but there was a problem, that the notebook drivers only work with windows 10 64 bit (****.
    I dont know why) I couldn´t even connect to the internet. I thought maybe first I should activate my license. I called the windows hotline and followed the steps. The 9 codes under the phone number of windows worked fine, so I got my activationcode from windows
    per phone. Now the problem was that i missed one letter or number from the activation id, so it said not more compatibIe. So my windows 7 oem license wasnt activated at all. After that I thought it would be better when I install windows 10. After the installation
    of windows 10 64 bit the notebook worked fine and all was possible. The only missing point is, when I wanna activate my license Windows say: "This product key is running on another pc. Please try it with a different key. Error: 0x803FA071.

    So when I wanna activate the license now per phone the 9 codes under the number aren´t verificated (that´s what the windows support voice said). Do you know how I can fix the problem or so? I don´t wanna buy a new license if it´s possible.

    (sorry for mistakes, cause I´m german).
     
    FabianKlüter, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. Microsoft Selects Dolby Audio for Windows 10

    it would've been great if microsoft added HEVC decoders, LAV filters along with other codecs with Windows 10, and developing WMP to be better than VLC, KMPlayer and such sorts of media players.

    Nevertheless, this is good step for microsoft, by far.
     
    Analog_Interface, Jun 12, 2019
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  4. krimetal Win User

    Windows 10 Home (& Pro) Commercial Use Licensing Question (because Microsoft don't seem to...

    Windows 10 upgrade license

    The interesting question is that: the upgrade takes place before 29 of July. If I upgrade the PC (change the MB), and I transfer the Win 8.1 license to this new PC (cause 8.1 is retail FPP), will I be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free? Or a upgrade license must be bought?
     
    krimetal, Jun 12, 2019
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