Extensible Firmware Interface Disk utilities download agreement
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INTEL SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THE MICROSOFT EFI UTILITIES
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Do not use or download the EFI Utilities Software and any associated materials (collectively, the "Software") until you have carefully read the following terms and conditions. By downloading and/or using the Software, you agree to the terms of this Agreement. If you do not wish to so agree, do not install or use the Software.
- Microsoft EFI Utilities: The term "Microsoft EFI Utilities" shall mean the Guided Partition Table utilities Diskpart (Disk partitioning utility), Efifmt (EFI Format utility) and Efichk (EFI Check Disk utility) stored in a file named GPT_UTIL.zip.
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