The terms now explicitly state Microsoft can release updates that could have some serious consequences. In the terms the company states it might, “download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices.”While we don't know if Microsoft has any plans to enforce this, MyCE writes the impact could potentially not be limited to Windows 10 as updates to Skype, Windows Live Mail, Maps, OneDrive app, OneNote app, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Games published by Microsoft are covered by the same terms.
It’s unclear what the company means with unauthorized hardware peripheral devices, it could be that the company will disable e.g. Xbox controllers that are not certified by Microsoft. Counterfeit games is more clear, this is pirated software.
Windows 10 EULA grants it permission to delete pirated games and disable unauthorized hardware
Posted on Saturday, Aug 08 2015 @ 12:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck