Microsoft has stopped offering Windows users the browser choice page that it was forced to display five years ago by the European Commission.
The page came up after complaints that Windows unfairly encouraged people to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser over alternative options.
A statement on the browser choice page still points out that alternatives are available.
"This website was created by Microsoft in accordance with a decision issued by the European Commission in December 2009. The obligations imposed by the decision have now expired and Microsoft will no longer maintain this website," it said.
"Microsoft encourages customers who want more information about web browsers or want to download another browser to do so by visiting the websites of web browser vendors directly."
Earlier this week Microsoft showed admins how to turn off the choice page internally.
Microsoft had a significant chunk of the web browser market in 2009, but that share has been eroded in the past five years. The firm currently boasts around a quarter of the desktop browser market, having been challenged by rivals like Mozilla's Firefox.
The browser choice page was agreed in December 2009 and implemented in February 2010, and allowed Microsoft to escape a significant fine.
However, Microsoft was hit by a hefty £485m fined by the EC in May 2013 for a botched software update that meant millions of customers were never presented with its browser ballot screen.
The fine was issued after the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 update that was pushed out in February 2011 resulted in the accidental removal of the browser ballot system, meaning millions of users were not presented with the screen.
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