Windows 10 is Microsoft’s attempt to build a single operating system that can function on devices of any size, or input variety. This agreement covers Microsoft’s services and apps like Skype or Xbox Live, and is not believed to be an End User License Agreement that covers Windows 10.
The new clause is found under section 7b, “Updates to the Services or Software, and Changes to These Terms”.
While we understand that pirated software is well, illegal stuff, its the hardware bit in the EULA terms that we find a bit confusing. If you wanted to try to link pirated software directly into Windows’ additional services, it would be possible for it not to operate as intended as most stuff is validated when you link it online anyhow.
Recent reports that claim Windows 10 will remotely disable pirated games started popping up after the company released its new Services Agreement. It is loaded with all kinds of language that gives Microsoft the power to deal with things “counterfeit games” or “unauthorized hardware peripherals” in a very forceful way. You need to restart your PC once you install the latest update. Markets of India and China run pirated copies of softwares and games on a large scale.
With Windows 10 coming out, the company has now laid down the plan for the next ten years clearly.
This comes in as a blow to Microsoft, however they have now launched a patch that fixes this error, but the fact of the matter is that a large number of users have still not received the update.
These are the same options which you usually get on Windows 8.1.
If you are concerned about Windows 10’s EULA, however, you are free to read the actual document on Microsoft’s site, and here’s the pre-installed OEM version. Many believe that trusting Microsoft’s judgement in this vein is the best bet. In the meantime, let us know what are your thoughts on this addition to the EULA.