A Browser Choice update is available in the European Economic Area


A Browser Choice update is available to users who are located in member countries of the European Economic Area. The update is available to download through Windows Update.

This update creates a shortcut on your desktop. This shortcut lets you visit a Web page in which you can select which Web browser you want to install. Additionally, the first time that you log on to the computer after you install the update, Windows Internet Explorer starts automatically and displays the Browser Choice Web page.

  • If your computer is running Windows 7, the Browser Choice update removes Internet Explorer from a pinned location on the Start menu and in the taskbar.
  • If you do not set Internet Explorer as your default Web browser, the Browser Choice update does not make any changes to your computer.

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Available operating systems

This update is applicable for the duration of the agreement with the European Commission, and applies to the following supported operating systems:

  • All editions of Windows XP
  • All editions of Windows Vista
  • All editions of Windows 7
  • Future versions of the Windows client operating system that are released within the duration of the agreement with the European Commission

Microsoft statement

For a statement by Microsoft about the Web browser choice, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Microsoft Statement on European Commission Decision


Artikel-id: 976002 - Laatst bijgewerkt: 13 jan. 2014 - Revisie: 1