Mandatory Windows 10 update will kill off the old Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 Edge update

The legacy version of the Microsoft Edge, which is set to be
discontinued in March, will be removed from Windows 10 with the
release of Patch Tuesday updates in April.

As we reported recently, Windows 10 currently comes with three
different web browsers – Legacy Edge (hidden), Chromium Edge
(default), and Internet Explorer (enabled). In an attempt to
reduce clutter and improve security, Microsoft is removing the
older browsers from the OS.

In the technical preview builds,
Microsoft has already dropped a hint that the legacy browser
will be removed completely in future and users will have to
use the Chromium-based Edge instead.

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.

Once the mandatory patch is applied, users won’t be able to
access the old Microsoft Edge, but EdgeHTML-based apps will
still work.

This update will also apply to devices that have already
switched to the new Chromium-based version of Edge. The update
process could take longer than usual and all existing user data
will be carried over to the new version during the installation
process so you don’t need to worry about the data if you use
any version of Edge.

These changes will begin rolling out to all users in April, but
Microsoft will also allow you to test the transition process
with March optional preview updates. However, this doesn’t
apply to Windows 10 versions that aren’t supported, such as
version 1903.

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