Update is available for the Microsoft Software License Terms for OEM versions of Windows 8

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro


This article describes an update that is available for Microsoft Software License Terms for OEM versions of Windows 8. 

This update resolves the following issues.
Issue 1
Assume that you have a Language Interface Pack (LIP) installed on a computer that is running an OEM version of Windows 8. In this situation, the Windows 7 license terms are stored on the computer instead of Windows 8 license terms.
Issue 2
Assume that you install a LIP on a computer that is running an OEM version of Windows 8. In this situation, you unexpectedly find Windows 7 license terms on the computer.

For example, you can view the license terms in the Action Center, or the license terms are displayed when you run the Winver.exe command.

Note The issues that are described in this article do not occur on the following LIPs:
  • Basque
  • Catalan
  • Galician
  • Valencian
  • Malay
To find and download any available LIPs, go to the following Microsoft website:

More Information

This update improves the following components:
  • Microsoft-Windows-License-OEM-Core.Resources
  • Microsoft-Windows-License-OEM-CoreARM.Resources
  • Microsoft-Windows-License-OEM-CoreN.Resources
  • Microsoft-Windows-License-OEM-CoreSingleLanguage.Resources
  • Microsoft-Windows-License-OEM-Professional.Resources
  • Microsoft-Windows-License-OEM-ProfessionalN.Resources
This update includes the components in the following languages:
  • az-Latn-AZ
  • bs-Latn-BA
  • cy-GB
  • fa-IR
  • hi-IN
  • id-ID
  • is-IS
  • ka-GE
  • kk-KZ
  • mk-MK
  • ml-IN
  • nn-NO
  • si-LK
  • sq-AL
  • sr-Cyrl-CS
  • te-IN
  • vi-VN

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.


To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates