Windows 7 - 8.1: continued support for Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has released a new support article revealing that versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 will continue to automatically download Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) 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 take effect on Windows 8.1 (Home, Professional, Ultimate, Starter, or Core Edition only) and Windows 7 SP1 (Home, Professional, Ultimate, Starter, or Core Edition only).

This it is not intended for enterprise devices but also for devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in an Active Directory or Azure Active Directory domain.

Edge browser contains the following updates:

  • KB4567409 for Windows 8.1
  • KB4567409 for Windows 7

It's worth noting that Windows 7 is no longer supported, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from releasing Edge for this .

The company is of course interested in increasing the adoption rate of the new browser and Windows 7 still has many active installations.

So why a company like Microsoft can not accept one Google Chrome to hold the largest market share when the Windows 10 are now installed on over 1 billion computers worldwide. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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