The whole package Boot-US (GUI and DOS command-line version) with all accompanying programs (boot manager, etc.)
may be used in the non-licensed version on private PCs for free. This allows a broad usage of the
program. Public schools may also use the non-licensed version of Boot-US for free.
Additionally, the whole package Boot-US may be tested in the non-licensed version during a trial
period of one month for free. If you want to use Boot-US after this
trial period on commercially used PCs, you must
purchase a license.
The license purchased entitles the licensee
to use Boot-US on the corresponding
number of PCs and it entitles the licensee to use the forthcoming
versions of Boot-US for free.
All future versions of Boot-US together with an old license allow
to use the previously available functions. Please note that new
functions in future versions of Boot-US might not be available with
an old license. The author reserves the right to determine whether
new functions in future versions are available free of charge, or
are available with an old license or require a new license.
The following functions require a license:
| Necessary license
|Version 4.x.x ||True hiding of partitions in boot manager
|Version 4.x.x ||Complete configuration of invisible start
|Version 4.x.x ||Password protection in boot manager
|Version 4.x.x ||Full password protection for configuration program
Owners of a 3.x.x license can continue to use this licese also in Boot-US 4.x.x.
However this old license only supports booting by BIOS and not by UEFI.
If you want to use one of the licensed functions when booting by UEFI you need a 4.x.x license.
The Windows command-line version is intended especially for larger
installations. The installation and uninstallation of the boot manager requires
at least a 5-PC license.
All other functions (except the report function) require at
least a single PC license. Only the report function may be used without a
The 100-PC license (and higher) allows to change individually the license texts displayed
in the boot manager.
Testing all functions
It is possible to try all functions of the package Boot-US before purchasing a license.
When booting by BIOS you need to install the boot manager to diskette or CD,
when booting by UEFI you need to install the boot manager in UEFI fallback boot mode on an USB stick.
Then you can try all features of Boot-US in the non-licensed version.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
The whole package Boot-US has been developed with great care and has undergone
extensive testing. But it cannot be guaranteed that all functions
of Boot-US are fully operational and work as described, and it cannot be
guaranteed that Boot-US is free of errors. You are allowed to test Boot-US
freely for one month to verify whether Boot-US works reliably and
without errors in your hardware environment. At last, we would say that you are using
Boot-US at your own risk.
Please also read the legal stuff below. By using Boot-US you accept these
conditions of usage. If you do not agree you are not allowed to use Boot-US.
The installation program Boot-US allows you to perform a test installation
of the boot manager to a removable media and it allows to save the all partition and boot sectors.
Both measures support a step-by-step testing
of Boot-US in the actual hardware environment.
It is expected that during such a step-by-step installation of the boot manager
potential problems become quickly evident and can also be repaired completely.
If you detect problems or if you have ideas for improvements, please inform
the author. It is intended to correct problems as fast as possible
(I hope within a few days). On the other hand, improvements are
expected to require more time and will therefore be implemented only
in the forthcoming versions.
This software is provided on an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any
kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The entire risk
as to the quality and performance of the software is borne by you.
Should the software prove defective, you alone assume the entire cost of
any service and repair.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THIS
DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS
THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR BY JURISDICTION.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, SHALL THE PRODUCER OF THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR
RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE,
COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES
OR LOSSES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE PRODUCER OF THIS SOFTWARE BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE LIST PRICE FOR A LICENSE TO USE BOOT-US,
EVEN IF THE PRODUCER SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO THE EXTENT
APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS SUCH LIMITATION. FURTHERMORE, SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
SO THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If you like Boot-US, you are allowed to distribute it. The whole
package Boot-US (non-licensed version) may be copied and distributed
without restriction. The licensed version of Boot-US, especially the
license file bootus.lic, is excluded from the distribution.
The license file may not be distributed at all.