In March of 2004, the European Commission found Microsoft guilty of breaking the European Union competition law. As a result, Microsoft was forced to deliver a new version of Windows without WMP (Windows Media Player).

Available only in Europe, Windows XP Professional N edition has the same functionality as Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Service Pack 2), except WMP is NOT included.

For additional information, see http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/editions/xp-pro/edition-n.mspx