Update for the new Microsoft Edge for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1: June 17, 2020

Applies to: Edge for WindowsWindows 7 Service Pack 1Windows 8.1

Summary


Microsoft has released a new Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. This new version provides best in class compatibility with extensions and websites. Additionally, this new version provides great support for the latest rendering capabilities, modern web applications, and powerful developer tools across all supported OS platforms.

To learn more about the new Microsoft Edge, see the following resources:

Important Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

Improvements and fixes


This update includes the following quality improvements:

  • The new Microsoft Edge will be pinned to the taskbar and add a shortcut to the desktop. If your current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut, it will be replaced.
  • The new Microsoft Edge will not replace Internet Explorer.
  • This update will not change your default browser

To view supported features, please see the Microsoft Edge Platform Status.

Known issues in this update


We are currently not aware of any issues with this update.

How to get this update


Windows update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update.

Prerequisites 

For Windows 8.1, there are no prerequisites to apply this update.

For Windows 7 SP1, you must have the following updates installed before you apply this update. If you use Windows Update, these updates will be offered automatically as needed.

Installation information

To keep your browser secure and up to date, you are asked to accept automatic updates. By clicking Accept and get started you enable Microsoft Edge to update automatically so that you can always have the latest improvements. These updates are independent of your Windows update settings.

Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020. Although Microsoft Edge helps keep your device helps secure on the web, your device may still be vulnerable to security risks. We recommend that you move to a supported operating system.

Restart information

You must restart your device after you apply this update.

Removal information

This update can be removed. If you choose to remove the new Microsoft Edge, see How to properly uninstall programs.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

File information


Windows 8.1

File verification


File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

Windows 7 SP1

File verification


File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Note The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed are not listed.

References


For information on SSUs, see the following articles:

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.