Microsoft has informed prospects that the April cumulative replace for Home windows 10 — the one slated to reach on April 13, that month’s “Patch Tuesday” — will take away the unique, and now outdated, Edge browser and change it with the newer Chromium-based Edge that debuted a yr in the past.
Customers who settle for April’s replace, which is able to embrace, as does each Patch Tuesday replace, the month’s fixes for safety flaws, will then additionally obtain Chromium Edge and lose the legacy Edge. The older browser launched in mid-2015 because the default browser for Home windows 10.
Skipping the April replace will do no good, as each cumulative replace issued after April 13 may even embrace the old-Edge-gone new-Edge-here course of.
The April replace will finish the transition from the legacy Edge to the Chromium-based browser, which was first launched in its “Steady” channel on Jan. 15, 2020.
In August 2020, Microsoft spelled out a lot of how it will finish legacy Edge’s life, together with the March 9, 2021, date of the ultimate safety replace launch. The Redmond, Wash. developer didn’t, nevertheless, set a elimination date for the older, homegrown model of Edge.
Gadgets powered by Home windows 10 20H2 — the improve that launched in October 2020 — already run the Chromium Edge, so the browser won’t be reinstalled. As an alternative, the April cumulative replace will solely scrub the system of the legacy Edge.
PCs with different variations of Home windows 10 whose customers had manually put in Chromium Edge will likely be handled the identical.
Microsoft additionally famous that prospects who apply the Home windows 10 March Preview replace — slated to indicate round March 16 — will discover Chromium Edge put in and the legacy version deleted, as that optionally available launch additionally will run the browser swap.
For IT directors planning the deployment of Chromium Edge, extra info will be discovered right here.