Microsoft has finally decided on the abandonment of the Edge browser’s outdated version in the Windows operating system.
In an official announcement, Microsoft explained how the process would take place. According to the plan, on March 9, 2021, support for Microsoft Edge Legacy will be discontinued, which means the termination of the browser’s release.
The scheduled “Tuesday update” for Windows 10 will be released on April 13th. This update will remove Microsoft Edge Legacy from the system and install the new Microsoft Edge on the Chromium core. The removal and replacement process will be automatic.
Also, the “removal” update will be part of the Windows 10 March Preview test version. Microsoft plans to remove the old Edge in the latest versions of Windows 10 and older versions. The update will be available for the following versions:
- Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018)
- Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018)
- Windows-10 version 1903 (May 2019)
- Windows 10 version 1909 (October 2019)
- Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020)
- Windows-10 version 20H2 (October 2020)
Recall that now the operating system includes Microsoft Edge on the proprietary EdgeHTML engine. Thus, bundled with Windows 10, the user gets three pre-installed browsers: Internet Explorer, the old Edge, and the new Edge.