Microsoft has published a new support article that reveals that the versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 will continue to automatically download Microsoft Edge (based on Chromium) via Windows Update.
According to new information, the operating systems will install the browser, paste it into the taskbar and its shortcut will also appear on the desktop.
It will not replace Internet Explorer and will not change your browser default settings.
The change will apply to Windows 8.1 (Home, Professional, Ultimate, Starter, or Core Edition only) and Windows 7 SP1 (Home, Professional, Ultimate, Starter, or Core Edition only).
This update is not intended for corporate devices but also for running devices Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in an Active Directory or Azure Active Directory domain.
The browser Edge contained in the following updates:
- KB4567409 for Windows 8.1
- KB4567409 for Windows 7
The company is of course interested in increasing the adoption rate of the new browser and Windows 7 still have many active facilities.