New Edge Browser to Windows 10 Users Microsoft Rolls

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Microsoft has started roll outing its new Microsoft Edge Chromium-based systems to Windows 10 using Windows Update.

This release starts with Windows 10 Insider in the’ Launch Preview’ ring, according to Microsoft’s Windows Insider Twitter account. It will be delivered to all Windows 10 users after a few weeks and if problems do not exist.

The Italian news website of Microsoft, Aggiornamentilumia.it, has seen Windows Upgrade push the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, as an update to KB4541302. This update cannot be included in the Windows catalogue.

Keep in mind that when Microsoft Edge is newly installed, Microsoft Edge Classic will be removed from Windows 10.

However, Windows 10 can be blocked from installing the new Microsoft Edge via Windows Update, described in the next section.

Block Windows Update from Microsoft Edge Installation

You should customize and set the’ HKEY LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate’ registry key to 1 if Microsoft Edge is not updated automatically by Windows Update.

Otherwise, the following text can be copied into a registry file and used for changes.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate]
“DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium”=dword:00000001

Follow these steps to use a Registry file in order to make the change:

  • Open Notepad, copy and paste the contents of the file above in the NotePad.
  • Save the file on your Windows Desktop as BlockAutoEdge.reg.
  • Double click on the file and let the data merge with Windows.

This will automatically create and set DoNotUpdateToEdgeWithChromium Registry.

 

 

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Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.