(Update 2019 See comments for my exchange with @benrg update of this response for 2015. In particular, they do a fair job, a much less “paranoid” takeover of users` privacy by MS than mine very skeptical. The links in the answer below are also available on the latest versions of the respective documents. Archive.org has 2015 to 2015 EULA and 2105 Privacy Statement.) Instead of publishing separate agreements for each edition (Home and Pro) and for each distribution channel (OEM and retail), the Windows 10 licensing agreement is a unique document valid for all editions, the only changes made to the “Limited Guarantee” section at the end of the document. To quote Microsoft`s privacy statement: “We use data to make ads that we show you more relevant to you. However, we do not use what you say in emails, conversations, video calls or voicemail, or your documents, photos or other personal files to send you ads. So they don`t use it to target ads – but they have an open field for anything they want to do with email content, chat, video calls and voicemail. This “free” version of Windows appears to be a development version and sends debugging information back to Microsoft. If your personal photos, Social Security numbers or credit card data are sent to Microsoft, they won`t use them for targeting ads, but seem to have carte blanche to use them for everything else. In fact, the new licensing agreement is simpler and clearer than any similar document I`ve checked in 20 years of reviewing Windows licensing agreements.
There are some notable changes I will make in this article, but each of these changes has been disclosed before. Details of the likely final version of the Windows 10 (EULA) end-user licensing agreement began to be released on Thursday and were first reported by Ed Bott of ZDNet. Microsoft has recently been attacked for updates to its end-user license agreement (EULA) since the release of Windows 10. Users in Europe first noticed it, and it caused alarm among users around the world.