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Windows does not find the terms of the Microsoft license. The error can sometimes occur when you try to install Windows. This error will prevent you from installing Windows, but there is a way to solve this problem.
Several problems can prevent you from installing Windows on your PC.
How to Fix Windows Cannot Find the Microsoft Software License Terms Error
Resetting the BIOS default values
You will find that the cause of your problem is BIOS corruption. Maybe a power failure caused it to fail, or you tried to update the BIOS and encountered a problem. However, starting with the BIOS and resetting it is a good way to solve these problems and start over. Here is the basic idea.
First, turn on your computer and look for a press on[X] to enter the BIOS, or on[X] for the Setup button. Normally, this key is F2, F12, Delete or similar. Continue to press this key when you start your computer to access the BIOS or UEFI. If you didn’t know, UEFI is the modern successor to a BIOS. It allows you to use the mouse for navigation and offers many more possibilities than an old BIOS.
Once inside, you can see a key below that displays Setup Defaults – F9 on many PCs. Press this button and confirm with Yes to restore the BIOS default settings. On some machines, this is found under the Security tab. Look for an option such as Restore Factory Default Settings or Reset All Settings.
Use a different USB port.
The second solution to bypass the “Windows does not find the terms of the Microsoft software license” during the configuration of Windows 10 is to connect the USB device to another USB port and better to a USB v2.0 port (if your PC has a USB v2.0 port).
Try using another USB stick.
If you repeatedly notice that Windows does not find the message related to the terms of the Microsoft licensing software, it may be that there is a problem with your USB stick. Your USB stick can sometimes be a problem, and to solve this problem, you should try to replace it.
If you have an additional USB stick, try using it to create an installation media and try installing Windows 10 from it. It is not the most reliable solution, but it could work for you, so don’t hesitate to try it.
Request a new installation image
There may be problems with your installation image, such as incorrect or illegal changes. Or the bootable storage device created may have damaged sectors or installations.
You can try to download a new copy of the Windows 10 installation image using the media creation tool, or you can simply use the ISO image separately and create a bootable USB stick.
Disable dynamic RAM (for virtual machine users only)
If you are trying to install Windows or Windows Server on a Hyper-V virtual machine, it is recommended to disable dynamic memory in Hyper-V Manager. Many users have solved the problem this way, so follow these steps carefully.
- Open Hyper-V Manager by double-clicking on the icon on the desktop or by searching for it in the Start menu and clicking on the first option that appears.
- Select your node from the left navigation menu and the list of virtual machines should appear on the right. Right-click on the point where the problem occurs and select Settings from the pop-up menu that appears.
- In the right navigation menu, access the Memory tab. On the right, uncheck the box next to Enable dynamic memory. Make sure you assign enough static RAM to the virtual machine.
- Apply the changes you have made and try to install Windows again on the virtual machine. Check if the problem persists.
That’s it, that’s it! Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving me your comments on the method that is right for you. Thank you for enjoying and sharing this guide to help others.
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