Microsoft still does not forget Windows 7, despite the fact that in the middle of last January it ended its useful life, serving only those professional users who have contracted extended support.
But despite this, Microsoft has been forced to offer some updates after the deadline for all Windows 7 users to solve a series of errors. Now it targets all Windows 7 users again to offer you the possibility of having the new version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium through an optional update available through Windows Update.
This update, called KB4567409, should already be available, since it began to be deployed on June 17. Those Windows 7 users who want to have the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge on their computers must have Servi Pack 1 with the SHA-2 update (KB4474419) as well as the servicing stack update (SSU). English) KB4490628 installed on their computers, as specified by the company on its support page.
Once the installation is complete, users will notice that The new browser will not replace the old Internet Explorer, and it will not automatically become the default browser..
Mind you, the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge will automatically pin to the taskbar, and add a desktop shortcut. In addition, as it is a new version, users will have better compatibility with extensions and websitesplus great support for the latest rendering capabilities, modern web applications, and powerful developer tools on all supported operating system platforms.
Ultimately, Microsoft wants to take advantage of the nearly 20% share that Windows 7 still enjoys, according to statcounter, to improve the user share of your modern web browser, which is still in the ascending line since they chose to use the Chromium engine.
Support is likely to go hand in hand with Chromium support in Windows 7, which should end on July 15, 2021, although there are possibilities to expand the end date of support.