Who Gets Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and How?
Microsoft will release the new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium on January 15, at which point the company will also start pushing it to Windows 10 devices as the new default.
However, depending on the version of Windows 10 that is running on one device, as well as on the registry settings made to the instance of the operating system, the new browser may or may not be released for download.
Automatic update via Windows Update
First and foremost, Windows 10 devices running Home and Pro will be offered Microsoft Edge via Windows Update. This means that the new browser will show up as a download on Windows Update, and once installed, it replaces the original Edge as the new version.
To be offered the new browser, devices must be running Windows 10 version 1803 (May 2018 Update) or newer. Only Home and Pro SKUs will receive the browser on Windows Update.
The browser will land as a standalone update and won’t be bundled with other security or … (read more)
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