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

Microsoft, which starts selling Windows 8 in two days, was sentformal EU's antitrust objections today over its failure to complywith a settlement of an earlier probe that required it to display achoice of other web browsers.

“We have raised issues with Microsoft relating to Windows 8,”Almunia told reporters in Brussels today. “If a user decides to seta rival browser as a default browser, there should not be anunnecessary warning in Windows or confirmations by the user and theInternet Explorer icon should also be unpinned from the Startscreen. We expect Microsoft to address these issues.”

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