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Licensing Brief - Downgrade Rights

Applies to all Volume Licensing Programs

Summary

This licensing brief helps explain the downgrade rights for the most commonly acquired systems License Terms granted by Microsoft Volume Licensing programs and how they compare with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and retail full-package product (FPP) license rights.

What’s New in This Brief

This brief replaces a previous version published in October 2013. It has been updated to reflect changes in Windows Enterprise edition licensing as of March 2014.

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