Microsoft today released a press note apologizing over the EU Browser Choice Screen (BCS) compliance. Microsoft has accepted that the BCS was missing on the PCs sold with the Windows 7 service pack 1 update. This has affected over 28 Million computers.
According to Microsoft, this happened due to a technical error and the company has taken appropriate steps to resolve the issue by distributing the BCS software. MS has notified the European Commission about the detected issue and steps taken.
Microsoft explains the technical error behind this mistake, “Unfortunately, the engineering team responsible for maintenance of this code did not realize that it needed to update the detection logic for the BCS software when Windows 7 SP1 was released last year. As a result of this error, new PCs with Windows 7 SP1 did not receive the BCS software as they should have.”.
Browser Choice Screen suggests users to download internet browsers other than the Internet Explorer which comes pre-installed on Windows. Microsoft is bound to display BCS on PCs sold in EU under a decision of the European Commission.