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MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS WINDOWS VISTA SERVICE PACK 1

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MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
WINDOWS VISTA SERVICE PACK 1
Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) licenses this supplement to you.  If you are licensed to use Windows Vista (the “software”), you may use this supplement. You may not use it if you do not have a license for the software.  You may use a copy of this supplement with each validly licensed copy of the software.
The following license terms describe additional terms for the software.  These terms and the license terms for the software apply to your use of the supplement. If there is a conflict, these supplemental license terms apply. The changes include:
•    details about the number of service connections available
•    additional information about the activation and validation functions of the software, which determine whether the software is counterfeit, improperly licensed or a non-genuine Windows product
•    additional privacy disclosures about Internet-based services
•    description of rights for academic and specific-geographic software
•    availability of a digital proof of license
This list highlights some of the changes. The terms below govern your use of the software.
By using this supplement, you accept these terms.  If you do not accept them, do not use this supplement.
If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.
1.    ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.

a.    Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, and Home Premium.  For these three editions, you may allow up to 10 other devices to connect to the software installed on the licensed device to use File Services, Print Services, Internet Information Services and Internet Connection Sharing and Telephony Services. However, you may not exceed a total of 10 connections at one time.
b.    Windows Vista Home Basic.  For this edition, you may allow up to 5 other devices to connect to the software installed on the licensed device to use File Services, Print Services, Internet Information Services and Internet Connection Sharing and Telephony Services. However, you may not exceed a total of 5 connections at one time.
2.    MANDATORY ACTIVATION.
    Activation associates the use of the software with a specific device. During activation, the software will send information about the software and the device to Microsoft. This information includes the version, language and product key of the software, the Internet protocol address of the device, and information derived from the hardware configuration of the device. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=96549. By using the software, you consent to the transmission of this information. If properly licensed, you have the right to use the version of the software installed during the installation process up to the time permitted for activation. Unless the software is activated, you have no right to use the software after the time permitted for activation. This is to prevent its unlicensed use. You are not permitted to bypass or circumvent activation. If the device is connected to the Internet, the software may automatically connect to Microsoft for activation. You can also activate the software manually by Internet or telephone. If you do so, Internet and telephone service charges may apply. Some changes to your computer components or the software may require you to reactivate the software. The software will remind you to activate it until you do.
3.    VALIDATION.
    a.    Validation verifies that the software has been activated and is properly licensed.  It also verifies that no unauthorized changes have been made to the validation, licensing, or activation functions of the software. Validation may also check for certain malicious or unauthorized software related to such unauthorized changes. A validation check confirming that you are properly licensed permits you to continue to use the software, certain features of the software or to obtain additional benefits.  You are not permitted to circumvent validation. This is to prevent unlicensed use of the software. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=96550.
    b.    The software will from time to time perform a validation check of the software. The check may be initiated by the software or Microsoft. To enable the activation function and validation checks, the software may from time to time require updates or additional downloads of the validation, licensing or activation functions of the software. The updates or downloads are required for the proper functioning of the software and may be downloaded and installed without further notice to you. These updates and downloads may be delivered to you through the Windows Update service (if you use the service) or through other means. During or after a validation check, the software may send information about the software, the device and the results of the validation check to Microsoft.  This information includes, for example, the version and product key of the software, any unauthorized changes made to the validation, licensing or activation functions of the software, any related malicious or unauthorized software found and the Internet protocol address of the device.  Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you.  By using the software, you consent to the transmission of this information.  For more information about validation and what is sent during or after a validation check, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=96551.
    c.    If, after a validation check, the software is found to be counterfeit, improperly licensed, a non-genuine Windows product, or include unauthorized changes, the functionality and experience of using the software will be affected, for example:
        Microsoft may
•    repair the software, remove, quarantine or disable any unauthorized changes that may interfere with the proper use of the software, including circumvention of the  activation or validation functions of the software, or
•    check and remove malicious or unauthorized software known to be related to such unauthorized changes, or
•    provide notices that the software is improperly licensed or a non-genuine Windows product
        and you may
•    receive reminders to obtain a properly licensed copy of the software, or
•    need to follow Microsoft’s instructions to be licensed to use the software and reactivate,
and you may not be able to
•    use or continue to use the software or some of the features of the software, or
•    obtain certain updates or upgrades from Microsoft
d.    You may only obtain updates or upgrades for the software from Microsoft or authorized sources.  For more information on obtaining updates from authorized sources see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=96552.
4.    INTERNET-BASED SERVICES. Microsoft provides Internet-based services with the software.  It may change or cancel them at any time. The following are in addition to the Windows Vista license terms.
a.    Consent for Internet-Based Services.  The software features described below and in the Windows Vista Privacy Statement connect to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet.  In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when they connect.  You may switch off these features or not use them.  For more information about these features, see the Windows Vista Privacy Statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=96553.  By using these features, you consent to the transmission of this information.  Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you.
Computer Information.  The following features use Internet protocols, which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser and name and version of the software you are using, and the language code of the device where you installed the software.  Microsoft uses this information to make the Internet-based services available to you.
•    Plug and Play.  You may connect new hardware to your device.  Your device may not have the drivers needed to communicate with that hardware.  If so, the update feature of the software can obtain the correct driver from Microsoft and install it on your device.  An administrator can disable this update feature.
•    Windows Update.  To enable the proper functioning of the Windows Update service in the software (if you use it), updates or downloads to the Windows Update service will be required from time to time and downloaded and installed without further notice to you.
5.    ACADEMIC EDITION SOFTWARE.  You must be a “Qualified Educational User” to use software marked as “Academic Edition” or “AE.” If you do not know whether you are a Qualified Educational User, visit www.microsoft.com/education or contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your country.
6.    GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS.  If the software is marked as requiring activation in a specific geographic region, then you are only permitted to activate this software in the geographic region indicated on the software packaging.  You may not be able to activate the software outside of that region.  For further information on geographic restrictions, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=99189.
7.    PROOF OF LICENSE.
    a.    Genuine Proof of License.  If you acquired the software on a disc or other media, a genuine Microsoft proof of license label with a genuine copy of the software identifies licensed software.  To be valid, this label must appear on Microsoft packaging.  If you receive the label separately, it is invalid.  You should keep the packaging that has the label on it to prove that you are licensed to use the software.
    b.    Windows Anytime Upgrade License.  If you upgrade the software using Windows Anytime Upgrade, your proof of license is identified by
    •    the genuine Microsoft proof of license label for the software you upgraded from, and
    •    the genuine Microsoft proof of purchase label from the Windows Anytime Upgrade Kit you used to upgrade
c.    Online Purchase Digital License. If you purchased the software online from a Microsoft approved digital license seller, your proof of license is identified by a digital license stored in the digital locker at Windows Marketplace.
    d.    To identify genuine Microsoft software, see http://www.howtotell.com.

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