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Information about the Browser Choice update for system administrators who are in managed environments that are under a Volume Licensing program

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.


Microsoft provided the Browser Choice update in accordance with a decision issued by the European Commission in December 2009. The obligations imposed by that decision have expired and as a result the Browser Choice Update will no longer be delivered to new users.  For more information about the Browser Choice update, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

More Information

The following information is provided to help system administrators manage the display of the Browser Choice update screen in managed personal computing environments that are under a Volume Licensing program.    

            Registry key:


             Value name:


             Value type:


             Possible values:

                        1          Display the Browser Choice update (default)

                        0          Do not display the Browser Choice update


NOTE: For Windows XP 64-bit machines, the registry key is located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\BrowserChoice



Article ID: 2019411 - Last Review: 12/17/2014 19:30:00 - Revision: 15.0

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