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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

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File Name: WAIK License terms
File Submitter: Nuno Brito
File Submitted: 02 Feb 2012
File Updated: 03 Feb 2012
File Category: Miscellaneous

These are the original license terms that pertain the Microsoft® Windows Automated Installation Kit.

This file is available on site with the sole purpose of clearing any doubts about the text that documents the legal usage of Windows PE on the context of project typically discussed on this web site.

To download the Windows AIK, please refer to: http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?id=5753

Click here to download this file

#2 sambul61

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

I like this part: :)

"You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to U.S. $5.00. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages."

It doesn't say anything about Network Boot though... :dubbio: It doesn't say either that WinPE can be customized and amended by other programs, unless this one applies:

"You may not
· work around any technical limitations in the software" :confused1:

What' interesting, there are no such restrictions for native boot VHDs... :smiling9:

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

"You may not
· work around any technical limitations in the software" :confused1:


That probably refers to the "Windows PE Limitations" list:
http://technet.micro...308(WS.10).aspx

#4 MedEvil

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

In that case, we can close reboot.pro, cause we do not only work around those limitations, but our sole purpose is, to work around those limitations.

Even as much as including 1 extra program into a default WinPE, is already working around limitations!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:34 PM

If that's correct, this clause is one of possible that applies:

"Windows PE does not support applications packaged with Windows® Installer (.msi)."

Does that mean, MS intent is to block use of any apps with WinPE other then the apps included with it by default, which don't require any adaptation? Anyone wants to ask MS clarification, if not given earlier? :money:

#6 MedEvil

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

A runtime of only 72 hours, is no limitation for most home users to not use WinPE as a pirated OS. So this claim alone shows, how ivory tower the guys and girls at M$ are. Or they are only talking about commercial use. In that case nothing aplies to home users.

Also a reinstall cycle of just 3 months for a freely downloaded evaluation version of Windows7 is no limitation for any gamer, i know of, to not use an it as a pirated OS. ;)

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

It seems Microsoft should update their documentation to at least remove the 802.1x limitation, since it is available (supposedly) in the WinPE 3.1 release. But of course they didn't update any documentation in the WAIK or OPK for the SP1 version, just added that WinPE source.




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