Microsoft update will remove legacy Edge browser

Posted on Monday, Feb 08 2021 @ 08:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Via a mandatory update that will be part of the Patch Tuesday update cycle in April, Microsoft will permanently delete the old version of Edge from Windows 10 computers. This legacy edition got replaced by a Chromium-based version -- which is generally considered way superior. At the moment, the legacy Edge browser is merely hidden and can't be removed manually. The patch will ensure all existing user data gets copied to the new version of Chrome, so there should be no data loss.
Microsoft has now revealed that it plans to kill off the old Edge browser when Windows 10 gets the April 2021 Patch Tuesday update.

At the moment, old Microsoft Edge is just hidden when the Chromium version is installed and users cannot remove it manually. After the April 2021 update, the old version is going away entirely and Chromium Edge is going to be installed automatically when you apply the mandatory Patch Tuesday update.
Via: Windows Latest

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