Microsoft announced the deadline to update the Chromium-based Edge browser for the Windows 7 operating system. Accordingly, the new Edge will receive updates by mid-2021 on Windows 7.
Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is available on desktop platforms such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and macOS. The software giant, on the other hand, plans to support the browser for at least 1 year for Windows 7, which it has terminated.
Windows 7 has retired as of January and is no longer receiving security updates. However, Microsoft will continue to support updates for the Edge browser until mid-2021. This is an important expansion because Windows 7 still has a large user base, although it is no longer supported.
New Edge will get support at least until mid-2021 on Windows 7
Microsoft has also made an announcement about the date it will support the Edge browser for Windows 7. “We will continue to support Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 by July 15, 2021. These operating systems are not supported and Microsoft recommends that you switch to a supported operating system such as Windows 10,” the software giant explains. used expressions.
Microsoft states that the Edge browser will be vulnerable to security risks without Extended Security Updates for Windows 7. Of course, the goal here is to give Windows 7 users enough time to upgrade their operating system to Windows 10. The new Chromium-based Edge is offered as the new default browser on Windows 10 and replaces the old version of Edge on the system.