Microsoft to scrap Windows Media from XP on EC demand

March 29 | Updated: Mar 30 2005, 05:30am hrs
Microsoft Corp., the worlds largest software maker, said it agreed to the European Commissions latest demands to remove media player software code from the Windows operating system.

The company will create a software package that will allow consumers to download for free the software the Commission has demanded Microsoft remove and delete references in its information indicating that some programs will not work in the stripped-down version, Horacio Gutierrez, Microsofts top lawyer in Europe, said in an interview.

After waiting close to two months, we are pleased to received the Commissions feedback on the issue last Thursday, and now that we have it, we are moving forward very quickly with the implementation process, Mr Gutierrez said by telephone.

Bloomberg