Microsoft Windows is force-installing Edge Browser with the Windows 10 systems updates.
Microsoft is retiring their older versions of their Edge Browser and replacing them with the new Chromium-based Edge.3
To expunge all the older versions, the company has declared the latest Microsoft OS update to be mandatory, including the Edge browser’s newest rendition.
Force-installing, the Edge Browser, is raising the hackles of a significant portion of the Windows user base. The majority of Microsoft users do not even like the Edge browser but are getting it.
Microsoft will push out a pair of updates designed to force-installing the Edge Browser. The first and most impactful design of these is KB457654, which replaces the legacy version of Edge Browser on Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004.
The second update is KB4576753 and specifically targets Windows 10 build 1803.
While it is possible to prevent the updates from being installed, it’s more trouble. There’s no fighting city hall since the company has made the decision. You’re better off just letting the update happen, and then, if you decide you don’t want the new Edge browser, go in behind the update and uninstall it. It’s not a perfect solution, but to do anything else will cause you to miss out on essential security patches. Eventually, the company will find a way to retire the legacy browser and install the new Edge.