The following is a letter from Don Hardwick, Microsoft's head of OEM sales, to Celeste
Dunn, Compaq's vice president of consumer software business. Following Compaq's assurances to restore the Microsoft Network and Internet Explorer icons, Hardwick agreed not to terminate a Compaq license for Windows 95.
June 25, 1996
Ms. Celeste Dunn
Consumer Software Business Unit,
1111 Bayhill Drive, Suite 475
San Bruno, CA 94066
Re: Notice of Intent to Terminate License Agreement #1107-3053, dated
October 1, 1992
This letter is in response to your letter dated June 21, 1996.
Based on the representations in your letter that Compaq has replaced the
Microsoft Network and Internet Explorer icons on the Windows 95 desktop as
executable icons, and have placed the Microsoft Network, Internet Explorer
and Internet Setup Wizard icons in their original locations under the Start
button on the Windows 95 desktop, Microsoft hereby withdraws its Notice of
Intent to Terminate the Agreement, dated May 30, 1996. As agreed, Compaq
will implement these? changes with respect to all Presario systems
manufactured after receipt of this letter.? Compaq will not be required to
implement these changes with respect to Presario systems manufactured prior
to your receipt of this letter.
Microsoft is not aware at this time of any other modifications to Windows
95 that may have been made by Compaq.? By withdrawing the Notice of Intent
to Terminate the Agreement, Microsoft does not waive or limit any of its
rights under the Agreement or at law.
Thank you for your cooperation in resolving this matter.? We appreciate our
relationship with Compaq and look forward to continued opportunities to
work with you and your team.
Group Manager, OEM Sales Division
cc: Mike Heil, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Compaq Consumer
David Cabello, Compaq Legal Department
Steve Flannigan, Vice President, Compaq Computer Corporation
Joachim Kempin, Sr. Vice President, Microsoft OEM Sales Division
Bengt Akerlind, Director, Microsoft OEM Sales Division
Peter Miller, Senior Corporate Attorney, Microsoft