Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms

If you use a VMware Workstation

Solution 1 – Reset your BIOS

remove the virtual floppy drive VMW adds by default

Solution 2 – Increase the amount of RAM and remove the floppy drive in the virtual machine

Sometimes Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms error can occur on a virtual machine due to your settings. To fix the problem, many users are suggesting that you remove the floppy drive from your virtual machine, so be sure to open the hardware settings and remove it.

In addition, some users are suggesting to disable Dynamic RAM feature and instead set the fixed amount of RAM that the virtual machine will use, so be sure to try that as well. Some users are suggesting to increase the amount of RAM that the virtual machine is using, so feel free to try that as well.

 

 

If you use a PC Or LapTop

Solution 1 – Reset your BIOS

A common cause for Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms can be your BIOS. Sometimes certain BIOS settings can interfere with your system and prevent Windows from installing. To fix the issue, users are suggesting to enter BIOS and restore the default settings.

This is fairly simple to do, but if you don’t know how to do it properly, we advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions. After restoring the default settings, try to install Windows again.

Solution 2 – Disconnect the installation media during the installation

This solution might sound a bit counter-intuitive, but some users claim that you can fix the Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms message simply by removing your installation media.

To do that, follow these steps:

Follow the installation steps until you reach the Install Now screen.
Disconnect your installation media and click the Install Now button.
Now continue the installation as you would do normally.
Once the setup is ready to start copying files, it will ask you to reconnect your installation media, so be sure to do so.
After you connect the installation media, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Several users claim that this solution might help with this problem, so be sure to try it out and check if it solves your problem.

Solution 3 – Use Rufus to create an installation media

Many users prefer using Media Creation Tool for creating installation media. Although Media Creation Tool is simple and straightforward to use, sometimes problems can occur. Many users reported that Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms message occurred while using installation media created by Media Creation Tool.

To fix this problem, users are suggesting to use a different application to create the installation media. Many users are suggesting to use Rufus so be sure to download it and try it. Bear in mind that this application is slightly more complex than Media Creation Tool, but you should be able to manage.

A key difference between the two is that Rufus won’t download the ISO file on its own, so you’ll need to download it first from Microsoft’s website or by using the Media Creation Tool. After you download the ISO file, add it to Rufus and create the installation media.

Many users reported that using the installation media created by Rufus fixed this problem for them, so we strongly encourage you to try this method out.

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