IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
STATE OF NEW YORK ex rel.
Attorney General ANDREW M. CUOMO, et al.,
v. Civil Action No. 98-1233 (CKK)
Screenshots to Supplement August 30, 2007, Report on
Configurations of Personal Computers Sold by Major OEMs
Dr. David S. Evans and Dr. Albert L. Nichols
As we discussed in Section II.B of the report attached as Exhibit A to Microsoft's
Report Concerning the Final Judgments (August 30, 2007), LECG research staff working under
our direction purchased and examined personal computers from the seven OEMs that each
account for 1 percent or more of U.S. sales of personal computers with Windows preinstalled.
As part of the study, we captured screenshots showing, among other things, the programs,
defaults, and icons that were present at the time of initial boot-up or upon the first visit to the
Internet. So as not to burden the court with additional material, we did not provide these
screenshots in our initial report, although the results of our study were explained and tabulated.
We are submitting them now, however, in response to screenshots submitted by Mr. Ronald
We attach nine screenshots taken when we examined the personal computers purchased
from major OEMs and described in our earlier report. These screen shots reflect the software
and promotional items installed by the OEMs and the defaults set by those OEMs. We did not
install any additional software or modify any settings.
In Exhibit B filed in support of the Moving California Plaintiffs' motion, Mr. Alepin
relies on and submits screen shots as evidence of his conclusions concerning the preinstallation
of software and services on new PCs by OEMs. He provides no information about the
computer(s) from which the screen shots were generated, which OEM(s) manufactured the
computer(s) in question, what models were chosen, and whether the screenshots show the
computers as delivered by the OEMs or reflect a version upgrade installed by Mr. Alepin or
others. Mr. Alepin does not even specify what version of Vista was installed, although one
screenshot indicates that it was Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, a curious choice in that most
businesses choose Vista Business and most home users choose one of the home editions.
Even assuming the computers in Mr. Alepin’s screenshots were obtained from OEMs
with Windows Vista Ultimate preinstalled, the fact that they were models designed and
marketed to businesses and other organizations makes the screenshots irrelevant to the issues at
hand. As discussed in our earlier submission, machines purchased for business/enterprise use
typically do not come loaded with preinstalled software or services beyond the operating
system and basic utilities unless specifically requested by the customer and OEMs.
Accordingly, these machines do not accurately reflect the extent to which OEMs preinstall
Real Rhapsody music service
HP Desktop Yahoo! Search
RealPlayer Yahoo! Search
14/18 icons are not Microsoft.
HP Welcome Center
8/10 icons are not
Sony Welcome Center
“Offers from Sony” replaced “Offers from
Microsoft.” 22/24 icons are not Microsoft.
Dell Browser Opening Screen
Google Home Page Google Search
HP Browser Opening Screen
AOL Home page Yahoo! Search
Sony Browser Opening Screen
AOL Home page AOL Search
Third-Party Software preinstalled by Dell
• Adobe Flash
• Adobe Reader
• AOL Install
• Corel Paint
Shop Pro Photo
• Corel Snapfire
• Games by
• Google Desktop
• Google Toolbar
• Java SE
• Roxio Creator
• Yahoo! Music