EU Warns Microsoft on Antitrust Issue

European regulators want company to change how it displays browser on Windows 8.

Microsoft Corp. was warned by European Union regulators to change how it shows Internet Explorer in its new Windows 8 operating system to avert another antitrust clash, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said.

Microsoft, which starts selling Windows 8 in two days, was sent formal EU’s antitrust objections today over its failure to comply with a settlement of an earlier probe that required it to display a choice of other web browsers.

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Microsoft is strengthening its internal procedures to help prevent a repeat of the technical error, Koch said in an e-mailed statement. The company “will continue to cooperate fully with the commission.”

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