Microsoft is currently under investigation for failing to offer users a browser choice screen in Windows 7, but the new Windows 8 operating system could also be the subject of a similar investigation.
European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said
that he didn’t receive any complaints concerning Windows 8, but the Redmond-based company should be careful not to repeat the same mistake as with Windows 7.
"We have been in contact with them regarding Windows 8 and I have conveyed my concerns to them at the highest level possible," Almunia explained.
A web browser choice screen should be offered from the very beginning in Europe if they do not want to be investigated once again and risk a new fine, he said.
Microsoft may have to pay up to 10 percent of its total annual turnover if the company is found guilty for failing to provide a browser choice screen to Windows 7 users.