Update in WSUS for the new Microsoft Edge for Windows 10, version 1803: October 29, 2020

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1803, all editionsEdge for Windows

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:

Improvements and fixes


This update includes the following quality improvements:

  • Start menu pins, tiles, and shortcuts for the current version of Microsoft Edge will migrate to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • Taskbar pins and shortcuts for the current version of Microsoft Edge will migrate to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The new Microsoft Edge will be pinned to the taskbar. If the current version of Microsoft Edge is already pinned, it will be replaced. On devices joined to a Domain, Active Directory, Azure AD or on Windows 10 Enterprise Editions, the new Microsoft Edge will only be pinned to the taskbar if the current version of Microsoft Edge is already pinned.
  • The new Microsoft Edge will add a shortcut to the desktop. If the current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut, it will be replaced. On devices joined to a Domain, Active Directory, Azure AD or on Windows 10 Enterprise Editions, the new Microsoft Edge will only add a shortcut to the desktop if the current version of Microsoft Edge already has a shortcut.
  • By default, most protocols that Microsoft Edge handles will be migrated to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The current version of Microsoft Edge will be hidden from UX surfaces in the OS. This includes settings, applications, and any file or protocol support dialog boxes.
  • Trying to start the current version of Microsoft Edge will redirect to the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The First Run Experience (FRE) will auto-launch the first time that a device restarts after the new Microsoft Edge is installed. This does not occur on devices joined to a Domain, Active Directory, Azure AD nor on Windows 10 Enterprise and Surface Hub Editions.
  • Data from earlier versions of Microsoft Edge (such as passwords, favorites, open tabs) will be available in the new Microsoft Edge.
  • The new Microsoft Edge does not support the removal of this update.

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 Server Update Services (WSUS)

This update is available in WSUS under the following Products and Classifications:

  • Product: Windows 10
  • Classification: Updates

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  • Product: Microsoft Edge
  • Classification: Updates

Prerequisites

You must have one of the following updates or a later update installed to apply this update:

For Windows 10, version 1803

Restart information

You do not have to restart your device after you apply this update. However, you must restart your device for this update to complete and replace your current version of Microsoft Edge.

Removal information

The new Microsoft Edge does not support the uninstallation of this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.

File information


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.

References


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