Microsoft Says ‘Technical Error’ The Cause Of Browser Choice Screen, Offers To Extend Compliance Period

Posted on Jul 17 2012 - 12:08pm by Editorial Staff

Soon after the news spread that the European Commission said that Microsoft had failed to comply with its 2009 browser choice commitment, the tech giant now admitted that  a ”technical error” had prevents PCs which came with Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

A company spokesperson has revealed to Reuters that it has “taken immediate steps to remedy” the problem and “is deeply regret that this error occurred and we apologise for it. The company now offered to distribute the software with correct browser choice option and even offered to extend its compliance period for an extra 15 months.

Here is what Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said earlier about it:

“We take compliance with our decisions very seriously. And I trusted the company’s reports were accurate. But it seems that was not the case, so we have immediately taken action.” He added, “If following our investigation, the infringement is confirmed, Microsoft should expect sanctions.”

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