The new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is deployed on all Windows 10 computers


A few months after its initial launch, Microsoft rolls out new Chromium-based Edge browser through Windows Update. In other words, the browser installs automatically and replaces the old, little used version of Edge. According to a Windows support document, all computers with Windows 10 version 1903 and higher will receive the update, as well as the faster and redesigned Edge browser.

There are three specific updates that will allow the browser to be automatically installed on Windows 10 PCs. These are updates KB4541301, KB4541302 and KB4559309. Depending on the version of Windows you are using, you will see a different KB in Windows Update when you visit the “Update and Security” section and click “Check for Updates” if you hope to get the browser automatically.

According to Ghacks, KB4541301 is for Windows 10 PCs with the April April 2018 or October 2019 Update. KB4541302 is for May 2019 Update or November 2019 Update updates. Finally, there is KB4559309, which is for all newer versions of Windows 10.

In any case, once you install one of these KB updates and restart your Windows 10 device, the old Microsoft Edge will be hidden in favor of the new Edge. However, all of your passwords from existing registered websites, and other information will be automatically transferred to the new browser.

The Chromium version of Edge was released in January, but users had to manually download it from the Microsoft website. Since then, the browser has seen major improvements : It performs better, its user interface is clearer and easier to understand, and it is possible to personalize the experience thanks to the Microsoft Store and Google Chrome extensions. Like Google Chrome, the web browser is now separate from the operating system, so it always receives new updates every month.

Exclusive features

Microsoft is planning new browser features that will separate it from Google Chrome. These include a new integration with Pinterest in Edge Collections, as well as a right-click context menu to activate a word and phrase search feature in the sidebar. Microsoft therefore continues to work with Google to improve the Edge browser. But from my experience, the new Edge is already a serious alternative to Chrome or Firefox. He’s fast, looks great, and has better tab controls than the competition. Now that it’s on your computer, you might as well try it.

You should see a new update in Windows Update for your computer today or tomorrow. If you’re in a rush to try Edge, or don’t want to download an update from Windows, you can get a copy of the browser from Microsoft.