This article covers methods to fix Windows error, Cannot Find Microsoft Software License Terms. Basically, this error happens when trying to perform a clean install of Windows Server 2016 on a new Hyper-V virtual machine. 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 this Windows issue, users are suggesting entering 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.
Another method to fix Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms message, is to,
Disconnect the installation media during the installation:
Follow the installation steps until you reach the Install Now screen.
Disconnect your installation media and click the Install Now button.
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.