Since adopting the Chromium engine for Edge, Microsoft has been eager for people to move away from the legacy version of its web browser.
To help ensure compliance with its wishes, the company has released the KB4576754 update which forces the installation of the new Microsoft Edge and removes the old version. With the update being mandatory, anyone wanting to avoid Edge will have to take action.
The KB4576754 update is aimed specifically at Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, 1909 and 2004, but anyone who has decided to stick with an older version of the operating system does not miss out. Microsoft has also released KB4576753 for Windows 10 version 1803.
On the support page for the update, Microsoft explains what you can expect following its installation:
If you would like to avoid the update, you have a few options, including pausing Windows Updates.
But should you find that the update has already been installed you can — despite what Microsoft says — still get rid of the new Edge. Just open up the Command Prompt and run the following two commands:
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\[latest_version]\Installer
setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
The company is clearly aware that not everyone will be happy about a forced browser upgrade, and therefore the updates are not being pushed to devices managed by Windows Update for Business (WUfB).
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