In compliance with the European Commission Decision, Microsoft produces for distribution in Europe a version of Microsoft
Windows called Windows “N.” This version will not include Windows Media Player. Consistent with our agreement with
the Commission, Windows N is made available to computer manufacturers with whom Microsoft has direct relationships, system
builders (small computer manufacturers, and volume licensing customers such as corporations). Note that computer manufacturers
may pre-install third party media players on computers running Windows N. European consumers may also separately install
media players, either from Microsoft or a third party. The regular versions of Windows will continue to include Windows Media
Player and remain available to European consumers.